The 2018 NAPT National School Bus Safety Week Poster Winners were announced today. The overall winner was awarded to Shivangi Ojha, an eighth-grade student from Belton ISD in Texas, for her poster that she submitted for the School Bus Safety Poster Contest.
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.
KANSAS CITY — Dr. Joseph O’Neil, a pediatrician from Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University School of Medicine, discussed the dynamics of what is ultimately the best outcome for ensuring the safety of young school bus passengers for attendees of annual NASDPTS and NAPT meetings.
Two more children died in the past two days while trying to board their school buses, bringing the week’s total to five. That is one short of the total number of students killed nationwide last school year in the loading and unloading zone.
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