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Categories: Management, Safety

Reports indicate that the truck hit another vehicle, veered into opposing traffic, and collided with the bus. School bus driver Sarah Slovinsky is...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040978/school-bus-driver-killed-in-head-on-crash-with-pickup-truck-in-pennsylvania
Categories: Management, Safety

Investigators in California find that the man was riding his bicycle through lanes of stopped traffic when he was struck by the bus.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041025/bicyclist-dies-after-colliding-with-school-bus
Categories: Management, Safety

April Christopher faces a misdemeanor charge for a 2016 crash in which she made a left turn and struck an oncoming vehicle, investigators say. 

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041059/school-bus-driver-indicted-in-traffic-death-in-tennessee
Categories: Management, Safety

The Colorado State Patrol says the truck driver fell asleep and drifted into the opposing lane and hit the bus, which rolled.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041082/students-injured-when-pickup-truck-strikes-school-bus
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB Releases Full Report on Chattanooga and Baltimore School Bus Crashes

The 119-page document includes details on each crash, driver oversight issues, conclusions of the investigations, and the agency’s recommendations.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041118/ntsb-releases-full-report-on-chattanooga-and-baltimore-school-bus-crashes
Categories: Management, Safety

Police in Virginia say that the school bus struck the stopped landscaping truck and a worker from behind.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041158/school-bus-driver-charged-in-fatal-crash-with-landscaping-truck
Categories: Safety
Industry Responds to NTSB Crash Findings, Recommendations

Operators and associations offer a range of reactions to Tuesday’s school bus meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041166/industry-responds-to-ntsb-crash-findings-recommendations
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB Cites Driver Oversight Issues in 2 Fatal School Bus Crashes

After investigating the 2016 crashes in Baltimore and Chattanooga, NTSB recommends improvements in school bus driver oversight and calls on states to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041170/ntsb-cites-driver-oversight-issues-in-2-fatal-school-bus-crashes
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB to Address Findings From 2 Fatal School Bus Crashes

In related news, former school bus driver Johnthony Walker is sentenced to four years in prison for the 2016 Chattanooga crash.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041225/ntsb-to-address-findings-from-2-fatal-school-bus-crashes
Categories: Management, Safety

President Trump picks Jennifer Homendy, currently a Democratic staff director for a House subcommittee, to join the board of the investigative agency.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041228/new-member-nominated-for-national-transportation-safety-board
Categories: Management, Safety

After initially suggesting that the school bus driver was to blame, transit police in Boston issue a correction saying that the transit bus driver failed to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041273/school-bus-driver-found-not-at-fault-in-crash-with-transit-bus
Categories: Management, Safety

Shalita Harris, 29, faces charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving in the Jan. 29 crash in which a 6-year-old student was ejected.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041321/school-bus-driver-charged-in-fatal-georgia-crash
Categories: Management, Safety
Speed-Limiting Technology Offered for School Buses

The SafeSpeed device uses GPS to automatically limit vehicle speed in real time according to posted speed limits.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041365/speed-limiting-technology-offered-for-school-buses
Categories: Management, Safety
Christopher Hart to Leave NTSB

The longtime member of the National Transportation Safety Board spoke at pupil transportation conferences and led the Chattanooga school bus crash...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041377/christopher-hart-to-leave-ntsb
Categories: Management, Safety

At issue in the investigation is whether the safety barriers at the railroad crossing were open or closed when the bus moved onto the tracks.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041434/6-students-killed-in-bus-train-crash-in-france
Categories: Management, Safety

A 5-year-old girl dies and more than 20 students are injured when their bus runs off the road and hits a tree, authorities say.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041453/1-student-killed-in-school-bus-crash-in-georgia
Categories: Management, Safety
NASDPTS Session Points to 3-Point Belts’ Potential to Reduce School Bus Injuries

The state directors’ annual gathering also addresses the use of tablets and GPS units for school bus drivers.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041482/nasdpts-session-points-to-3-point-belts-potential-to-reduce-school-bus-injuries
Categories: Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation

Police say they believe that Tyra Wilcox was speeding when she lost control of her bus, which flipped onto its side.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041518/maryland-police-find-school-bus-driver-at-fault-in-rollover-crash
Categories: Management, Safety
NASDPTS Conference to Cover 3-Point Belts, School Bus Driver Oversight

The state pupil transportation directors’ event will also address driver tablets, education reform, and federal agency developments.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041553/nasdpts-conference-to-cover-3-point-belts-school-bus-driver-oversight
Categories: Management, Safety

The Florida district acquires 24 new school buses with lap-shoulder belts, bringing its total number of buses with the three-point restraints to 74.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041593/st-lucie-public-schools-buys-more-school-buses-with-3-point-belts
Categories: Management, Safety
Tennessee Congressman Presses Feds on School Bus Seat Belts

In a committee hearing, Rep. Steve Cohen questions why federal regulators have not initiated a rulemaking to require lap-shoulder belts on school buses in...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041673/tennessee-congressman-presses-feds-on-school-bus-seat-belts
Don’t Rule Out Drivers Under 25

The school bus industry needs more young people, not fewer, to carry on the work of safely transporting our nation’s future.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003389/dont-rule-out-drivers-under-25
Categories: Management, Safety

The Alberta driver faces multiple charges after her bus struck a tree while students were on board. Police say she was over the legal limit of alcohol.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041741/school-bus-driver-charged-with-impaired-driving-after-crash
Categories: Management, Safety
Tennessee Raises Minimum Age for School Bus Drivers, Boosts Oversight

Under a bill signed by the governor, new school bus drivers in Tennessee will have to be at least 25 years old. The bill also mandates state standards for...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041762/tennessee-raises-minimum-age-for-school-bus-drivers-boosts-oversight
Categories: Management, Safety
Oregon District Shuns Motorcoaches, Runs ‘Yellow Charters’

With the upgraded buses, Eugene School District is bolstering safety, saving money, and providing a comfortable ride for students on activity trips. An...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009700/oregon-district-shuns-motorcoaches-runs-yellow-charters
Categories: Management, Safety
PBS Probes School Bus Seat Belt Debate

The PBS NewsHour piece looks at safety benefits and financial concerns involved in the issue. Interviews include transportation directors and NHTSA’s...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041783/pbs-probes-school-bus-seat-belt-debate
Categories: Management, Safety

Blaine County School District launches an internal investigation after the crash that injured a dozen students. The superintendent says the driver and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041784/school-bus-driver-transportation-director-out-after-idaho-crash
Categories: Management, Safety

A dozen junior high track athletes are injured when their school bus overturns on an Idaho highway.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041826/police-driver-overcorrected-in-school-bus-rollover
Categories: Management, Safety
Retrofit Requirement Dropped From Tennessee School Bus Seat Belt Bill

A Chattanooga lawmaker’s seat belt proposal passes a state Senate committee after shedding a clause that would have required retrofitting of existing...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041851/retrofit-requirement-dropped-from-tennessee-school-bus-seat-belt-bill
Categories: Management, Safety
School Bus Collides With Turkey

A bus carrying 13 students is traveling along a highway when a large turkey flies across the roadway from a ditch, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041883/school-bus-collides-with-turkey
Categories: Management, Safety
Christopher Hart Concludes Term as NTSB Chairman

Hart, a familiar face in the school bus industry, will continue as a board member with the investigative agency. Bella Dinh-Zarr now serves as acting chairman.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041885/christopher-hart-concludes-term-as-ntsb-chairman
Categories: Management, Safety
Law Enforcement Looks After School Buses in Chattanooga

Tennessee state troopers and local police will ride and follow Hamilton County school buses, including the route related to the Nov. 21 fatal crash.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041945/law-enforcement-looks-after-school-buses-in-chattanooga
Categories: Management, Safety
Tennessee Legislators Target School Bus Safety

One bill would require seat belts on school buses in Tennessee. Other proposals aim to raise the state’s minimum age for school bus drivers and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041950/tennessee-legislators-target-school-bus-safety
Another Look at Electronic Stability Control

The phone rang, and I looked down at the caller ID: “CHATTANOOGA TN.” I immediately knew the awful reason for the call, if not who the caller...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003400/another-look-at-electronic-stability-control
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB Still Seeking Probable Cause of Chattanooga School Bus Crash

The agency releases a preliminary report with a few new details, including confirmation that the driver had been in two school bus crashes since the start...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041980/ntsb-still-seeking-probable-cause-of-chattanooga-school-bus-crash
Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety
GAO Issues Report on School Bus Safety

The report analyzes 15 years of crash data and surveys states’ requirements for school bus inspections and driver training.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041985/gao-issues-report-on-school-bus-safety
Categories: Management, Safety
Congressmen Call for Hearing on School Bus Safety

U.S. representatives from Tennessee and Maryland cite concerns from recent high-profile school bus crashes in their states.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041991/congressmen-call-for-hearing-on-school-bus-safety
Categories: Management, Safety
Bill Would Create Grants for School Bus Seat Belts

The national legislation is introduced by a Tennessee congressman in the wake of the fatal school bus crash in Chattanooga.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042041/bill-would-create-grants-for-school-bus-seat-belts
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB Ends On-Scene Investigation in Chattanooga, Durham Takes New Safety Measures

The federal investigative agency finishes gathering evidence at the scene of the fatal school bus crash, although the driver declined an interview.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042050/ntsb-ends-on-scene-investigation-in-chattanooga-durham-takes-new-safety-measures
Categories: Management, Safety
Associations Mourn Losses in Chattanooga School Bus Crash

National and state pupil transportation groups offer their condolences to the families and others impacted by the fatal crash.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042069/associations-mourn-losses-in-chattanooga-school-bus-crash
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB: School Bus Driver in Chattanooga Crash Was Off Route

The fatal crash occurred on a curving road that was not part of driver Johnthony Walker’s route, investigators have found.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042070/ntsb-school-bus-driver-in-chattanooga-crash-was-off-route
Categories: Management, Safety
Durham CEO Responds to Chattanooga School Bus Crash

In a video statement, David Duke of Durham School Services issues an emotional apology to the families impacted by the crash, in which five students were...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042072/durham-ceo-responds-to-chattanooga-school-bus-crash
Categories: Management, Safety
5 Students Killed in Tennessee School Bus Crash

The school bus driver in the single-vehicle crash in Chattanooga faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and reckless driving.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042073/5-students-killed-in-tennessee-school-bus-crash
Categories: Management, Safety

In Valdosta, Georgia, a tractor-trailer carrying metal beams collides with a school bus. More than a dozen students are injured in the crash — one...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042232/high-schooler-killed-in-school-bus-crash-with-truck
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB: Students Killed in Houston Crash Were Not Wearing Lap Belts

Investigators find that when a Houston ISD school bus was struck by a car and fell from an overpass last year, the four teens on the bus were not buckled...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042331/ntsb-students-killed-in-houston-crash-were-not-wearing-lap-belts
Categories: Management, Safety
Houston District Makes 3-Point Belt Use Mandatory

Last fall, Houston ISD committed to including three-point belts on its new school buses. Now, the school board decides to require students to wear them.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042368/houston-district-makes-3-point-belt-use-mandatory
Categories: Safety
Wrong-way truck driver arrested after hitting school bus

The school bus driver made an evasive maneuver that “prevented a potentially catastrophic tragedy,” officials for the Texas district say.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042601/wrong-way-truck-driver-arrested-after-hitting-school-bus
Categories: Management, Safety

A driver in Colorado was distracted by noisy students before his bus veered off of a narrow road and rolled last week, district officials say. The driver...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042726/student-behavior-cited-as-factor-in-school-bus-crash
Categories: Management, Safety

Police in Iowa allege that an SUV driver was intoxicated when he crashed into a school bus carrying 32 students. The bus rolled around and landed back on...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042779/man-charged-with-owi-in-crash-that-flipped-school-bus
Categories: Safety
No injuries as car crashes head-on into school bus

Police in Pennsylvania say that a stopped school bus was about to discharge students when a car failed to stop in time and slid into the front of the bus.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042777/no-injuries-as-car-crashes-head-on-into-school-bus


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