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.
Freightliner Custom Chassis will expand its current office building, employee parking lot, completed chassis parking, and loading and delivery operations. The facilities manufacture the chassis for the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2.
Greenville (S.C.) County Schools recognizes dozens of drivers and aides who didn’t miss a day in the entire 2014-15 school year.
Pearlie Able was named the 2015 South Carolina School Bus Driver of the Year by the South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation.
The South Carolina men allegedly interfered with school bus operations in separate incidents. One threatened to harm those on the bus if they hurt his child, and the other chased a bus and beat on the windows.
Lena Scott, a driver for Aiken County (S.C.) Public Schools, gets all 18 students to deboard after a student tells her he smells and sees smoke. Within minutes of every student exiting, the bus catches fire.
Lillian Jackson is seen allegedly striking the child on the way to Bluffton (S.C.) Elementary School on Feb. 12. She was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.
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.
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.
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.
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."
At Greenville (S.C.) County Schools, starting school bus driver wages would increase 9.6%, from $11.68 to $12.80 per hour, under a budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The move would be aimed at helping to attract and retain drivers.
The school bus contractor gives the refurbished school bus to Brookland Lakeview Community Empowerment Center in West Columbia, S.C. As a part of the donation, officials say Thomas Built Buses assisted with the refurbishing of the bus, and Bridgestone Tires donated new tires.