The legislation would allow a person who is at least 18 years old but under 21 to be licensed to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
Ohio and West Virginia lawmakers introduce bills that would double fines for the violation and increase the amount of time a motorist’s license is suspended. The bills also include provisions on cameras.
Lawmakers consider legislation that would require school buses purchased after a certain date to be equipped with seat belts.
Assembly Bill 934 and Senate Bill 371 would require school districts to install internal and external cameras on buses to capture images of vehicles that illegally drive past stopped school buses.
House Bill 849 would allow school districts to install stop-arm cameras, and let law enforcement use recordings and images to issue citations for bus passing incidents.
The state's contracted drivers are asking lawmakers to support a bill that would make them eligible to receive unemployment benefits during the summer months.
Senate Bill 2 addresses same-side pickups on state highways; allowing school districts to petition to have speed limits reduced near bus stops; and increased penalties for traffic law violations resulting in death.
Senate Bill 25 reverses a provision in a law that apparently let motorists pass a stopped school bus if they were on the opposite side of a highway divided only by a turn lane.
Lawmakers in Nashville, Tennessee, and officials from Rockaway (N.J.) Township School District are working to install stop-arm cameras on school buses as a way to crack down on illegal school bus passing incidents.
John Stevens stopped his bus before the railroad tracks as state law requires and then pulled forward before being struck by a freight train, according to the crash report. One student was killed in the crash.
Pam McDonald, president of the California Association of School Transportation Officials, shares details on her efforts to help prepare operators in her state for the deadline to equip their buses with child-check reminder alarm systems.
The laws require a school bus safety study, a certification program for some school transportation supervisors, and temporary suspension of a school bus endorsement for drivers with three or more moving violations.
Minnesota-based Voyageur Bus Co. agrees to a settlement with the mother of a boy whose school bus driver grabbed his shoulders and shirt to make him sit up in his seat to make room for another student.