Legislation in Utah and Florida proposing to crack down on motorists who violate a stop arm by raising fines and, in Utah’s case, adding compensatory service, moves closer to potentially becoming law.
Chesapeake Public Schools will equip more than 500 of its buses with new safety technology, which will include BusPatrol's stop-arm cameras and Zonar’s smart fleet technology.
Carson Fulcher, an Iowa high school student, is reported for a stop-arm violation. As part of his community service, he creates a video that educates on stopping for stopped buses.
Allentown School District identifies a total of 205 stop-arm violations over 47 days after installing the cameras on two of its buses.
Alyssa Shepherd’s attorney says that although the crash is a “heart-wrenching tragedy, we believe it is still just an accident and not a crime.”
Lawmakers in the two states propose legislation that includes measures such as external cameras on buses and increasing fines for offending motorists.
Mike Martucci, the former owner and founder of Quality Bus Service and past president of the New York School Bus Contractors Association, announces his bid for a spot in the state Legislature.
Eighteen-year-old Sam Bryant is attempting to board his school bus when he is hit by a vehicle illegally passing the bus. He is transported and released from the hospital with minor injuries.
Senate Bill 219 would let police seize a stop-arm runner’s vehicle. Meanwhile, Gov. Eric Holcomb announces that over 2,500 citations were issued as part of an illegal passing prevention program.
Integrated mirrors with driver alert LEDs, an artificial intelligence-powered stop-arm camera system, and heavy-duty wheelchair tie-downs were some of the latest technology options showcased at the NAPT trade show on Nov. 5 in Columbus, Ohio.
The group of Maine students, with support from school staff and community members, is working to raise nearly $33,000 to add 15 extended stop arms to buses on routes with the highest number of illegal passing incidents.
Some pupil transportation officials in the state back law enforcement's safety concerns about a plan to stop requiring front license plates on vehicles. They cite a reduced chance of identifying stop-arm runners.
Keith Dreiling, the state director of the Kansas Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit, discusses his passion for student safety and the changes that the department's renowned loading and unloading survey has undergone under his tenure.
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