Operation Safe Stop was celebrated throughout the state of New York with associations like the New York Association for Pupil Transportation and the New York School Bus Contractors Association participating in events raising awareness of illegal school bus passing.
A DATTCO school bus driver for the East Hampton school district in Connecticut was honored for his heroic rescue of one of his students who was almost struck by a speeding vehicle as she exited her school bus.
The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit released its annual loading and unloading survey that shows a majority of the student fatalities last year were caused by the school bus as opposed to illegal passing vehicles.
The federal government appears poised to rollout a program similar to “Click-it-or-Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” that would educate motorists nationwide on stopping for school buses.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation said data from its latest monthly, one-day count of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses can no longer be ignored by lawmakers, the media or the public.