Tag: School Buses

  • August 8th, 2022

A school-transportation-related crash is a motor vehicle traffic crash that directly or indirectly involves a school transportation vehicle. These vehicles include those of a school bus body type or a non-school-bus functioning as a school bus, transporting children to and from school or school-related activities. For the purposes of this fact sheet, school-age children are […]

  • April 20th, 2021

School bus stop-arm cameras are an emerging strategy used by school jurisdictions and law enforcement agencies to address the issue of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses. A stop-arm camera typically records video of vehicles and/or drivers who pass school buses when the stop-arm is extended. Several States have passed legislation allowing the use of […]

  • September 19th, 2019

 It can be a hot ride home on the school bus for many Alabama students because most buses do not have air conditioning, said State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey. Mackey said there are health needs that can be addressed by air conditioned buses in city, urban and rural systems. “What we really are looking at […]

  • August 19th, 2019

Houston County Superintendent David Sewell met with staff Wednesday to discuss stiffing heat on school buses. He is encouraging drivers, when possible, to leave windows open all day so it will be a little cooler when students board in the afternoon. “We also want to put water on board (for the students) until this heatwave […]

  • September 8th, 2017

As summer comes to a close, keeping back-to-school safety top-of-mind will ensure a successful and productive school year. Whether you’re gathered around the dinner table or driving to the mall, it’s always a good time to start the conversation with your children and continue it year-round. Now is a great time to review back-to-school safety […]

  • December 10th, 2014

As a brand new school year begins, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds parents, students and motorists to be alert and to put safety first in school zones and near school bus stops. According to NHTSA data, over the past 10 years, 44 school-aged children and teens between the […]