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School bus driver quits in middle of driving route

The Iowa bus driver brought students she had already picked up to school, but didn’t complete her route, possibly due to frustration with constant route changes. Another driver was sent out to pick up the rest of the students.

Owen Freese has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years, most recently as executive director of the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association.
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Iowa school bus veteran Owen Freese to retire

Freese has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years as a local director and mechanic, a state school bus inspector and executive director of the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association.

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Police chief who passed school bus resigns

Fayette (Iowa) Police Chief Brad Gardner received a ticket for unlawful passing of a school bus on Nov. 4, was placed on leave, and resigned weeks later. It is not clear whether the ticket sparked the resignation or if there were other circumstances.

In Delaware, school bus driver seat belts are spec’d in fluorescent orange or green to make it easier for supervisors to see that their drivers are buckled.
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Bright ideas to make sure drivers buckle up

In a recent incident, a school bus driver who wasn't wearing his seat belt fell out of his seat and crashed into a garage. We know from occasional reports like this that some school bus drivers aren’t always buckling up. One tool that has proven to be helpful ...

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