The presidents of the NSTA, NAPT, and NASDPTS send a joint letter to Congress expressing support for the Stop for School Buses Act of 2019 to address illegal passing.
Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. releases an opinion that states that regulations do not place a limit on the length of school bus stop arms. He adds that motorists who pass a bus with its stop arm out are liable for resulting damages or injuries.
Otsego Local Schools receives a $40,000 grant to purchase new camera systems for all 13 of its school buses.
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.
S4524B would allow school districts to install stop-arm cameras on school buses as a way to help law enforcement issue tickets to motorists who illegally pass stopped buses.
Gov. Janet Mills signed LD 166, which allows the use of stop-arm and exterior cameras to catch motorists who run stop arms. It also maintains a $250 minimum fine for a first-time stop-arm violation.
More than 50 NSTA members traveled to Washington, D.C., in support of the Stop for School Buses Act. As a result, many legislators have signed on to support the bill’s passage.
It is said that ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ That certainly seems to hold true when it comes to seeking a way to curb or completely eliminate illegal passing.
The safety solutions supplier unveils its Predictive Stop Arm and Right-Hand Danger Zone protection systems in a demonstration at this year’s STN Expo.
The 18-year-old Ohio motorist admits to hitting the students and fleeing the scene. She faces several charges, including failing to stop after an accident and passing a stopped school bus, police say.
Law enforcement and community leaders join the New York Association for Pupil Transportation and New York School Bus Contractors Association to raise awareness of illegal school bus passing.
Samantha Call is seen on video grabbing the student by his jacket as a vehicle speeds past the stopped bus.