The New York School Bus Contractors Association holds a variety of school bus safety events throughout the state and renews its call for stiffer penalties for drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.
During School Bus Safety Week, state troopers are riding on or following school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass them.
The company holds its 6th annual Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative, which runs throughout October, and inducts 15 new members into its Safety Wall of Fame.
Appreciation efforts for Cobb County’s more than 1,000 drivers include a poetry contest, thank-you cards, and breakfasts and lunches.
Gov. Sam Brownback designates Oct. 19 as a day to honor the state’s more than 4,200 school bus drivers.
Durham School Services has created “Rollin’ With Safety,” which gives students and parents school bus safety tips.
School bus operations can request a free copy of the company’s new “Danger Zones” program, along with safety PSAs and a poster.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s “Safe Stop Survey” will have school bus drivers in a sample group of districts count the number of times their buses are passed on a designated day and will release the results each month.
School bus operations across the nation are working to spotlight school bus safety this week — in some cases with the help of law enforcement.
Under a proclamation by the governor, the state will recognize its men and women who transport nearly 230,000 students to and from school.