A Lancaster County (S.C.) School District bus stops to pick up the student when a logging truck that was traveling toward the bus swerves to avoid another truck that is stopped for the bus. The student is not harmed.
Several transportation and safety representatives discuss with attendees the issue of illegal school bus passing and the importance of route planning and prevention with new technologies and practices.
Stop-arm cameras, partnerships with law enforcement for increased traffic patrol, and public safety campaigns are just some of the measures school districts are taking to ensure the yellow bus is the safest mode of transportation for students. Lawmakers are also introducing several federal and state safety bills.
The Maine student is preparing to get on the bus when he is struck by the vehicle. Police say the bus's flashing lights were not activated at the time of the incident.
What seems simple — stop when a school bus is stopped — is proving challenging for motorists, and our nation’s children could pay the price.
Iowa is the 23rd state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system as optional equipment.
St. Louis Public Schools partners with community organizations to train hundreds of volunteers to monitor school bus stops located in high-crime areas or near vacant lots.
The nationwide tour aims to highlight safe school bus behavior through interactive activities and remind motorists that they can help keep students safe by obeying stop-arm safety laws.
A California driver trainer details safe practices for loading and unloading. Those include executing steps consistently, practicing precise timing with lights and the door, and escorting students as they cross roadways.
Sabine Konrad, a driver instructor for Visalia Unified School District, demonstrates some key steps designed to boost safety when crossing students in the loading and unloading process used by the state.
Illinois is the 22nd state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system as optional equipment.
Delaware is the 21st state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system as optional equipment.
I was recently reminded of all the ways in which students have used their talents to help improve safety in and around their buses by a news story out of North Carolina.