Two school bus drivers from Rocky River (Ohio) City School District block the motorist's vehicle after she passes a stopped school bus, almost hitting a student and a crossing guard.
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.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer urges the agency to release study findings on the worthiness of a federal requirement, which he says could open the door to funding.
A special driver appreciation breakfast, a ride-along with local law enforcement officers, and a school bus illegal passing technology showcase marked NAPT’s National School Bus Safety Week.
Pupil transportation providers, suppliers, and elected officials nationwide host press conferences, push school bus safety bills, and hold events to appreciate bus drivers.
Alyssa Shepherd is found guilty of three counts of felony reckless homicide, a felony count of criminal recklessness, and a misdemeanor count of passing a school bus causing injury when the stop arm is extended.
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) held its annual conference in Washington, D.C., for the first time from Oct. 13 to 17. Hot topics included electric buses, illegal bus passing, and safety recommendations on fire suppression systems, seat belts, and evacuation training.
Jayzlin Yeboah, 7, of Pennsylvania is struck by the vehicle after getting off her school bus. She is listed in critical condition.
The bus driver alerts the fifth grade student to get back on the bus when a vehicle drives on the sidewalk past the stopped bus, plowing across several lawns.
Electric buses, onboard technology, seat belts, and illegal passing were key points of discussion on the first full day.
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.
From Arizona to Texas to New York, school bus drivers and students alike receive a warm welcome as they embark on a new school year.