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Did a Reader Survey Foreshadow the Bus Stop Deaths?

The recent sudden spike in deadly school bus stop fatalities may prompt more examination into what really happened in each dreadful case. Those efforts may also help lead to the development of new ways to improve student safety at school bus stop pickup/dropoff areas nationwide. 

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School Bus Industry Addresses Illegal Passing Deaths

Multiple instances of students being hurt or killed by motorists driving near school bus stops or illegally passing school buses have made the national media, prompting a return to best practices and safety efforts long championed by the industry.

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How Parents and School Bus Drivers Can Calm Autistic Students

Sensory sensitivity is a common characteristic of children with autism. Strange surroundings, loud noises, bright lights, and a lot of physical activity all can be overwhelming to autistic children. That can turn a school bus ride into a nightmare for child and school bus driver alike. Getting an autistic child to school in safety is a bus driver’s main task, but seeing to their needs enroute is not within the purview or experience of most bus drivers.

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A Weeklong Celebration of Safety Heroes

WATERBURY, Conn. — All-Star Transportation pulled out all of the stops to celebrate this year’s National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 22-26), hosting a variety of safety exercises, organizing community events and providing special T-shirts to all of its drivers.

NASDPTS 50th Anniversary with Look Back, Ahead

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) opened its annual conference in Kansas City with a panel session that featured a nostalgic review of past challenges the industry has faced over the past 50 years and where it is going: Autonomous vehicles and increased public scrutiny.

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Combating Human Trafficking with School Bus Drivers

KANSAS CITY — At the NASDPTS Annual Conference, human and sex trafficking of students and the role school bus drivers can play to report the crimes was discussed. State directors who were at the well-attended session at the Crown Plaza Downtown, heard details of anti-trafficking efforts in many states, which are now well-underway.

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