Iowa is the 23rd state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system as optional equipment.
The state Department of Education’s “Stop on Red, Kids Ahead” includes social media reminders, posters, and safety flyers, as well as bumper stickers donated by Collins Bus Corp.
Regional School Unit 57 adds the extra-long stop arms to nine of its buses, which run on routes with heavy commuter traffic.
Montgomery County Public Schools will install stop-arm cameras on all of its school buses by the start of the 2019-20 school year.
As we continue to evolve school bus manufacturing, design, and equipment, let’s also evolve laws, penalties, and — most importantly — driver mindset, when it comes to careless and distracted driving around stopped school buses.
Bellwether Education Partners’ reports address issues that are shaping student transportation: school choice, greener alternatives, and safety issues associated with various modes of transportation taken to and from school.
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.
House Rep. Robert Goforth pushes for legislation that would require school districts to purchase and install stop-arm cameras on school buses by Aug. 1, 2023.
Although we all agree that the motoring public needs to be more cautious, bus drivers can also help mitigate the number of dangerous incidents by following safe and consistent loading and unloading practices.
Ted Finlayson-Schueler, founder of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute and Safety Rules, talks about the need to improve driver training, ways to curtail stop-arm running, and his take on some recent National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendations.
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.
Rick Sorrells, who led Dallas (Texas) County Schools before retiring in March 2017, is sentenced to seven years in federal prison for his role in the scheme, which caused the agency’s demise.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announces $380,000 in grant funding for increased traffic enforcement near school bus stops across the state and a judge requires stop-arm runners in one county to appear in court.