Turning the School Bus ‘Danger Zone’ into a Safety Zone

School buses are known to be the safest method of transporting kids to school—70 times safer than traveling by car. School bus design improvements and a variety of safety products and technologies all contribute to helping school buses maintain this distinction. Industry insight gathered on safety incidents involving school buses, however, shows that being outside of the bus, in the “Danger Zone,” poses the highest risk to children.

Survey Shines New Light on Illegal School Bus Passing

New survey results reveal a slight increase in the rates of motorists observed on one day illegally passing stopped school buses, according to the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS). More than 15 million violations are estimated to occur nationwide over an entire school year.

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School Bus Firm American Traffic Gets New Name

It’s presumably business as usual for school district customers of school bus illegal passing surveillance and enforcement programs from American Traffic Solutions (ATS) amid a relaunch of the brand as Verra Mobility Corp.

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