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First-Ever Hawaii School Bus Safety Week Honors Heroes

Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed the first School Bus Safety Week proclamation in the state’s history last month. In doing so, he honored a local school bus driver for keeping her students safe during a police-involved shooting over the summer.

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Did a Reader Survey Foreshadow Recent School 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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