A blog post on a letter from a school bus driver who detailed in a letter all the many little-known and acknowledged tasks involved in the job and a Facebook post on a petition to make stop-arm running against federal law drew significant attention among School Bus Fleet readers.
Here are some more details on those posts, with the links to view them.
Most-Viewed Blog Post
More Than ‘Just a School Bus Driver’
A Georgia school bus driver shared a letter he wrote appealing to the school board and public to recognize all the tasks involved in being a school bus driver beyond driving, from inspection to cleanup to child care. View the blog post here.
Most-Viewed Facebook Post
Petition to White House Seeks to Toughen Penalties on Stop-Arm Running
A petition submitted to the White House in late October following the death of three students sought tougher penalties on motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses. “Make bus stop safety a federal law,” called for penalties such as jail time, a 90-day driver’s license suspension, 12 penalty points on a driver’s license, and a mandatory minimum fine of $5,000 for the first offense. This Facebook post received 372 “likes,” 56 “loves,” and six readers selected the “angry” reaction. View the post here.