The rear wheels of a Baltimore County Public Schools bus dropped into a sinkhole after a water main broke overnight. Photo courtesy Baltimore County Police Department

Sinkholes snag 2 school buses

In Maryland, the rear wheels of a Baltimore County Public Schools bus drop into a sinkhole on a road where a water main broke. A similar incident occurs the same morning in Michigan.


School bus fatally strikes pedestrian

According to a preliminary investigation, a 58-year-old woman was crossing a street in Derwood, Maryland, when a school bus making a left turn struck her.


School bus dealer awards first scholarship

American Bus Sales and Service, which represents Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, chose Trinity Renee Mitchell for the award. Mitchell, a college student, comes from a family with a long history of providing school bus service.


Maryland county urges higher stop-arm running fines

Under state law, the maximum penalty allowed is $250 per offense, but Maryland’s district court set the fine at $125 as an incentive for violators to pay it instead of challenging the ticket. County officials will ask the Maryland General Assembly to increase the maximum fine to $500, in an attempt to move the actual fine to $250.

The YOLO Walk Safe campaign includes posters with stark messages about the dangers of “distracted walking.”

Program promotes student pedestrian safety

The YOLO (“you only live once”) Walk Safe campaign alerts high school students of the dangers of “distracted walking” caused by texting and other activities.

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