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Motorist Charged with Striking 2 at School Bus Stop

Danny William Dove of South Carolina allegedly disregards the warning lights and stop arm of a school bus and hits a mother and her 5-year-old daughter.  He is charged with traffic violations and with failure to stop for a bus.

Thirty-two students were on the bus at the time of the crash and two suffered minor injuries. The bus driver is facing a charge for running a stop sign during the accident. Photo by Darlington County Sheriff's Office. 
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Driver falls asleep, crashes school bus into mobile home

Lakeisha Graham-Martin, who works for Darlington County (S.C.) School District, is facing a charge for running a stop sign during the accident, and the district has placed her on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation into the crash. Thirty-two students were on board at the time, and a couple of them had minor injuries.

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STI subsidiary kicks off new school year with new transportation service

SchoolWheels Direct will host an open house on Aug. 15 to celebrate the launch of its Direct to Parent transportation services in Charleston, South Carolina. The event will feature demonstrations of SafeStop, the company's app, which is designed to allow parents to track the status of their child's bus along its route and receive up to date arrival time information.

This photo shows the aftermath of a South Carolina incident in which a teenage girl was struck by a vehicle passing her bus. The girl's shoes lie in the road; her backpack is on top of the bus.
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Stop-arm incident photo is worth 1,000 words

One interesting detail in the journey of a South Carolina stop-arm camera measure through the legislative process is the role that a photo played. Bill sponsor Sen. Thomas Alexander showed the shocking picture to other legislators to help galvanize support for the bill.

Newly passed legislation allows school buses in South Carolina to be equipped with digital video recording devices to document vehicles passing illegally.  Photo by Michael Dallessandro
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South Carolina stop-arm camera bill signed

Gov. Nikki Haley approves legislation that allows South Carolina school buses to be equipped with digital video recording devices to document vehicles passing illegally. Stop-arm safety advocate David Poag says that "the use of video surveillance in enforcement efforts will ultimately make motorists think twice before passing a stopped school bus."

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