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Most Popular Blog, Facebook Posts of 2018

Posted on December 19, 2018
Posts on the many tasks involved in being a school bus driver and a petition to make stop-arm running against federal law with steeper penalties drew the most attention on SBF’s blog and social media. File photo courtesy JD Hardin
Posts on the many tasks involved in being a school bus driver and a petition to make stop-arm running against federal law with steeper penalties drew the most attention on SBF’s blog and social media. File photo courtesy JD Hardin

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’
8,750 views
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
436 reactions
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.

Related Topics: driver recruitment/retention, Georgia, stop-arm running/illegal passing

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