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.
Regional School Unit 57 adds the extra-long stop arms to nine of its buses, which run on routes with heavy commuter traffic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Illuminated safety products, driver training solutions, a video surveillance system, and an artificial intelligence-powered stop arm are just some of the options to look for in the new year.
The Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 board of education approves the purchase and installation of 10 stop-arm cameras.
Kristy Baughman of Pennsylvania creates a petition asking the DuBois Area School District to install stop-arm cameras to catch motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.
The petition calls for penalties such as jail time and a 90-day driver's license suspension for motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.
A statewide program aims to reduce the number of stop-arm violations in and around school zones.
More than 5,000 drivers have been caught on camera and fined for illegally passing Richmond Public Schools buses.