Karen Kawa of Illinois is about to pick up students when a special-needs assistant notices that she is acting unusual. A blood alcohol test allegedly shows Kawa has a level of 0.231.
State troopers respond after two motorists call 911 to report erratic driving behavior by a school bus driver.
Carole Etheridge of Georgia is arrested and charged with one count of DUI and 16 counts of endangering a child for each student aboard the bus under the age of 14.
The Alberta driver faces multiple charges after her bus struck a tree while students were on board. Police say she was over the legal limit of alcohol.
Police arrest Ali Mahfuz of Massachusetts for allegedly being under the influence of marijuana before transporting students on a field trip. Students smelled an odor on the bus and reported it to a teacher.
Paul Pixley of Connecticut was arrested for allegedly falling asleep while driving a bus with 30 students on board on Dec. 16. Pixley reportedly told police that he may have taken Nyquil before driving that day.
Sober Steering’s sensor pad of the same name can be affixed to a steering wheel and detect the presence of alcohol within seconds of the driver placing their hand on it.
Starting in 2020, the database will contain records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by CDL holders, including school bus drivers.
A national survey finds that about 16% of all prescription drug use is misuse, and another study shows that illicit drug use has gone up, even among safety-sensitive professionals. What does this mean for pupil transportation?
The nation lost 35,092 people in traffic crashes in 2015 — a 7.2% increase compared to the previous year, according to federal data.
Sherry Lee Lund of Utah is sentenced to 20 days in jail and receives a $1,950 fine after pleading guilty to driving drunk with students on board.
The attorney for Elizabeth Burris of Colorado says that she was not impaired at the time of a December crash in which her bus overturned. Burris pleads not guilty to multiple charges.
Brian Downing of Oklahoma ran a red light and crashed into a school bus in February and was cited. Three months later, he hits a special-needs school bus.