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.
After investigating the 2017 fatal school bus fire in Iowa, the National Transportation Safety Board recommends several new school bus safety requirements and calls for fire suppression systems on school buses.
A National Transportation Safety Board report states that the fatal 2018 crash that killed the bus driver and injured several passengers was caused by the driver suffering from an unknown medical event.
The National Transportation Safety Board releases information revealing Donald Hendricks had trouble walking and other medical issues leading up to the fire.
T. Bella Dinh-Zarr ended her tenure with the National Transportation Safety Board on Feb. 15.
The Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators annual conference will take place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from June 3 to 5.
The National Transportation Safety Board releases a preliminary report on a school bus crash in October that killed three students and injured one other.
The list of 10 items includes priorities such as distracted driving, strengthening occupant protection, and implementing collision avoidance systems.
Impacts on the agency from the partial shutdown include not being able to send investigators to 22 accidents, including two highway accidents that resulted in seven fatalities and 15 injuries.
Eighty-seven National Transportation Safety Board accident investigations, including one into a school bus crash that injured 14 students, are stalled as the shutdown stretches beyond 30 days.
Deborah Hersman will leave her post as CEO and president of the National Safety Council to join Waymo, a self-driving technology development company.
Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and evacuations.
Electronic stability control still isn’t required on school buses in the U.S., so adding the safety technology is still a proactive move.