A story on McKinney ISD in Texas testing stop-arm extensions on its school buses received the most likes and reactions on  SBF 's Facebook in 2016.

A story on McKinney ISD in Texas testing stop-arm extensions on its school buses received the most likes and reactions on SBF's Facebook in 2016.

A Texas school district’s test of an extended stop arm and an Indiana district’s award of $50,000 to use for stop-arm cameras were among the most popular stories on School Bus Fleet magazine’s Facebook page in 2016.

1.   Texas District Tests School Bus Stop-Arm Extension
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Bus Crossing Guard, an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus, was installed on 10 buses that transport McKinney Independent School District students.

2.    Indiana District Awarded $50K for Stop-Arm Cameras
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East Noble School Corp. received a grant from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for       windshield and exterior stop-arm cameras for all of its 55 school buses.

A story about Brenda Thoman, a Missouri school bus driver who retired after 52 years (shown right), received the third-highest number of likes and reactions on  SBF 's Facebook.

A story about Brenda Thoman, a Missouri school bus driver who retired after 52 years (shown right), received the third-highest number of likes and reactions on SBF's Facebook.

3.    School Bus Driver Retires After 52-Year Career
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Brenda Thoman, who drove a bus for the same Missouri school district for 52 years, officially retired on Nov. 18. She was accident-free her entire driving career.

4.    School Bus Driver Killed, 15 Students Injured in Crash at Airport
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       Kari Chopper was preparing to leave the Denver International Airport when she apparently made a wrong turn, crashed into a pillar, and was killed. Fifteen students and three coaches were injured in the crash.

5.    Districts Put a Dent in Bus Passing With Stop-Arm Cameras
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       Combined with public education efforts, the camera systems have helped enhance student safety by deterring stop-arm running. Some school districts have cut violations by 50% or more.

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