NTSB Calls for ‘Urgent’ Exam of Baltimore Bus Driver Checks

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging the Maryland State Department of Education to conduct an independent and “objective examination” into the Baltimore City Public Schools bus driver qualification process following a fatal, head-on crash with a transit bus last fall.

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March 2017

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The school bus industry continues to push the importance of WC18 and WC19 standards to provide complete securement safety to students transported in wheelchairs. National training at the vendor level and at this month’s TSD Conference aims to help spread the word. 

Tenn. School District Implements Bus Driver Judgement Test

An Atlanta-based organizational consulting and coaching firm has partnered with a Tennessee school district to develop an understanding of judgment skills held by potential school bus drivers in response to November's Chattanooga crash that killed six children.

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February 2017

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School bus pre- and post-trip inspections will likely always require drivers to physically walk around the school bus, and rightly so. But technology from several manufacturers is promising to make the process easier and more reliable, increasing efficiency in the shop and ensuring safety for the safest way for students to get to and from school.