Student death and injury attributed to illegal school bus passing has been a constant risk for children, and a persistent fear for parents and school administrators for decades. Over 17 million stop-arm violations happen each year in the US. That is almost 95,000 instances a day where a student might be struck by a vehicle.
In this Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools video, William Wen, senior director for transportation, describes features found on the latest state-of-the-art school buses used by the district.
The new interactive video-based training course reduces training time.
In this collection of recent news about legal issues and accidents related to pupil transportation: South Carolina School Bus Hits Student, Crashes into Building - School Bus Crashes Onto West Philadelphia Sidewalk - New York School Bus Attendant Hit by Vehicle - Parents of Student Killed in School Bus Crash File Lawsuit - Texas School District to Hire Firm to Investigate Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Bus Driver - and more.
The best way to avoid an accident is to use proactive measures to prevent one in the first place. Try out this checklist to keep children and drivers as safe as possible.
SPED Safe’s curriculum will prepare Zum drivers to understand the unique nature, needs, and characteristics of individual students' disabilities, as well as mitigate situations as they arise, regardless of that student’s special need.