One student is killed after being hit hit by a school bus and another is injured after being struck by a passing vehicle while trying to board his school bus, officials say.
Therese Pelicano, a transportation manager for Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools, will use her Q’Straint/Sure-Lok Special Needs Transportation award winnings to enhance wheelchair securement training for her transportation staff.
Stop-arm cameras, partnerships with law enforcement for increased traffic patrol, and public safety campaigns are just some of the measures school districts are taking to ensure the yellow bus is the safest mode of transportation for students. Lawmakers are also introducing several federal and state safety bills.
Montgomery County Public Schools will install stop-arm cameras on all of its school buses by the start of the 2019-20 school year.
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.
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