State lawmakers pass legislation to increase fines for passing stopped school buses. Meanwhile, county commissioners approve the use of stop-arm cameras on buses.
Ted Quatman of Maryland donates his $500 early retirement incentive to Harford County Public Schools' autism program after driving for nine years.
Despite a handful of tragic incidents, school buses are the safest vehicles on the road, particularly given all the obstacles that drivers have to contend with every day.
House Bill 1255 would establish the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide funding for electric school buses.
Several system suppliers offer solutions that not only capture images of violations but also make compiling and submitting evidence quicker and easier. Some also offer revenue sharing for greater affordability.
The bus driver with Monarch Academy was able to evacuate the students from the bus before it caught fire. The driver was treated for smoke inhalation.
The student from Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools is taken to the wrong bus stop and returns home more than six hours after afternoon dismissal.
The 7-year-old Maryland girl safely crosses in front of the bus, which has its red lights on and stop arm out, but then is hit by a truck, police said. She is in a medically-induced coma.
A new contract brings more than 1,000 Washington, D.C.-area bus drivers and attendants to pay parity with other government employees by the next fiscal year.
Two vehicles collided on the road, causing one to veer onto the sidewalk and into the group of students, police say. One student remains in critical condition.
Police say 16-year-old Kyle Lynam runs into the road as he tries to catch his school bus, and then is fatally hit by an SUV. The driver of the SUV will not face any charges.
AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that the stop-arm camera fines in Montgomery County in the past two years carry a total face value of $10.7 million.
DeQuan Brooks is charged with child abuse and second-degree assault for allegedly throwing a student around the bus and choking him. The student reportedly tried to throw Brooks’ phone out a window.