The Colorado State Patrol says the truck driver fell asleep and drifted into the opposing lane and hit the bus, which rolled.
Francisco Valenzuela of California crashes into a power pole. He tells officers that he had to swerve to avoid an SUV driving toward him, but police say surveillance footage shows he fell asleep.
A new campaign from the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project aims to help workers avoid fatigue and develop healthy sleep habits.
Richard Mecham is charged with misdemeanor reckless driving for a crash that injured dozens of students in April.
Blaine County School District launches an internal investigation after the crash that injured a dozen students. The superintendent says the driver and transportation director are no longer with the district.
According to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who miss one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep nearly double their risk for a crash.
The agency’s updated list of safety improvement goals comes as federal statistics show an increase in U.S. traffic fatalities.
Crash risks increase for drivers who get less than seven hours of sleep, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Occupant protection, distraction and fatigue are other key issues addressed in the National Transportation Safety Board’s list for 2016.
In the session “Understanding Medical DOT and Fit for Duty Requirements,” NAPT attendees were brought up to speed on new criteria for medical examiners, driver training and drug and alcohol testing, as well as changes in how some cases of diabetes and sleep apnea are handled.
After experiencing the decline in fitness that often accompanies truck driving, Siphiwe Baleka set out to develop a realistic routine for truckers to get in shape. Now, he brings his health message to the school bus world.
Lakeisha Graham-Martin, who works for Darlington County (S.C.) School District, is facing a charge for running a stop sign during the accident, and the district has placed her on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation into the crash. Thirty-two students were on board at the time, and a couple of them had minor injuries.
The intersection in Chesterfield, N.J., where one student was killed and 17 others were injured when a dump truck struck their school bus in 2012, was previously controlled by a two-way stop sign. There were 15 accidents at the intersection between 2007 and 2011, but investigators determined that, based on the bus’s position, the layout of the intersection did not contribute to the 2012 accident.