Tom Brandon, a retired school bus driver and teacher, shares insightful and humorous conversations from children who rode his bus over the years.
Jesse Frank of Alabama sees his bus driver’s head roll back and hands fall from the steering wheel. He steers the bus off the road, stops the bus, calls 911, and comforts other students.
At events held in multiple states, students, schools, and contractors gathered to show their appreciation for the yellow bus and its drivers.
The dealership’s event recognizes top pupil transportation providers, including the 2017 Alabama Love the Bus Driver of the Year.
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.
The first Leadership with Propane Autogas Awards go to school districts in Iowa, Texas, and Alabama.
The Alabama School Bus Safety Act lets school systems place the cameras on their buses and penalizes motorists who illegally pass the buses with a fine of $300. It went into effect on July 1.
The school bus contractor gives the bus and a $2,500 check to Huntsville (Ala.) City Schools to help provide free meals for children during the summer.
A pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old student in Altoona, Alabama, collides with a school bus. The teen is killed, and the bus driver and aide are injured.
Baldwin County Public Schools’ May 27 event will train drivers on emergency evacuation procedures and will recognize them with a lunch and raffle.
Officials from Elmore County (Ala.) Public Schools will discuss their implementation of digital two-way radios integrated with GPS and the WAVE smartphone app.
The Charles “Chuck” Poland Jr. Act allows school districts to prosecute trespassers as a misdemeanor. It has also helped boost school transportation security training.
The program involves training to eliminate waste from business practices by reducing vehicle downtime and lowering life-cycle costs.