Denise Schmidt reportedly suffers a medical event, slumps over the wheel, and the bus accelerates and crashes into a tree. The coach and 22 students on board are not injured.
Vikki Boyce Czechowicz of New York notices smoke coming from the under dashboard, evacuates the 19 students aboard her bus right before the engine area catches fire. She is presented with a Heroism Award.
Florence Unified School District #1 and Boyertown Area School District partner with technology solutions supplier CalAmp to roll out the “Here Comes the Bus” app on their buses.
The city’s Department of Education teams up with Via to launch a new school bus routing, tracking, and communication platform, in addition to installing GPS systems on all of its school buses.
School districts can now install stop-arm cameras on buses and work with law enforcement to pinpoint locations with the most frequent violations. The law also raises ticket fines.
Rachel Trimbell receives the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for performing the Heimlich maneuver on another student who was choking on a piece of candy while on the school bus.
Winning entries in the 15th edition of School Bus Fleet’s Photo Contest present a closer look at some of the remarkable, day-to-day scenes of pupil transportation. These shots were selected from 103 total entries, which were judged by SBF’s editors.
S4524B would allow school districts to install stop-arm cameras on school buses as a way to help law enforcement issue tickets to motorists who illegally pass stopped buses.
Nearly 80 drivers take part in the 48th New York State School Bus Safety Competition, hosted by the New York School Bus Contractors Association.
Law enforcement and community leaders join the New York Association for Pupil Transportation and New York School Bus Contractors Association to raise awareness of illegal school bus passing.
Skip Torpey and Linda Harris of New York are being recognized for helping save a student’s mother who went unconscious during their bus route last month.
Samantha Call is seen on video grabbing the student by his jacket as a vehicle speeds past the stopped bus.
Shane Piche of New York is sentenced to 10 years of probation and will be registered as a Level 1 sex offender after admitting in a plea deal to raping a 14-year-old girl he drove to school.