News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered illegal school bus passing, a petition for tougher penalties on stop-arm running, and student and driver fatalities in the danger zone.
Freda Alford of Tennessee held many positions, including owning a beauty shop and a barbecue restaurant, before she began driving school buses.
As a Tennessee school bus driver starts his morning route, his bus reportedly strikes an SUV, which hits a utility pole and both vehicles catch fire. No students were on board at the time.
Tennessee truck driver Tony Alsup drives to South Carolina in his used school bus and transports 53 dogs and 11 cats from a shelter there to a shelter in Alabama, outside of the hurricane’s path.
Warren Nostrom is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of his estranged wife and one other person at the Cumberland County School District bus garage.
Dr. Tammy Knipp, Tennessee's state director of student transportation, discusses her background and her role in overseeing school bus safety, training standards, and regulation compliance.
Officials say two cars were shooting at each other, and one apparently missed the other car and hit the bus. One student is injured by debris.
As New Jersey considers a lap-shoulder belt requirement and reviews several new school bus safety bills, one district equips new buses with the three-point belts and bolsters training. Meanwhile, Tennessee establishes a grant program to fund seat belts on school buses.
A state budget amendment provides $3 million in nonrecurring funds to school districts to pay the extra costs associated with buying buses equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts.
Loretta Depew is awarded nearly $97,000. She was fired for leaving a student on her bus, but she asserted that a male driver was only suspended for the same infraction.
With five rotating bus monitors, Dickson County Schools is working to improve student behavior, boosting safety for drivers and passengers.
April Christopher faces a misdemeanor charge for a 2016 crash in which she made a left turn and struck an oncoming vehicle, investigators say.
The 119-page document includes details on each crash, driver oversight issues, conclusions of the investigations, and the agency’s recommendations.