FMCSA Declares Pa. School Bus Driver Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared school bus driver Jasmine Smith to be an imminent hazard to public safety due to two instances of DUI in two months.

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NYSBCA Calls for School Bus Safety Knowledge Requirement with NY State Driver License Applicants

 

LATHAM, New York –  The New York School Bus Contractors Association is calling for the passage of legislation mandating the addition of a school bus safety component to the pre-licensing driver education course and written test for all applicants seeking to obtain a New York state driver license.  The legislation (SB 5974), sponsored by NYS Senator Elaine Phillips of Nassau County, recently passed in the State Senate and is part of an ongoing effort to educate drivers about the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus.

Pa. School Districts Warned Bus Driver Oversight is Lacking

Audits performed over an eight-year period discovered 10 school bus drivers across the Keystone State who should have been disqualified from their positions because of criminal convictions and nearly five dozen school districts that were deficient in keeping driver records.

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NYAPT Endorses Drug and Alcohol Testing Legislation

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation today announced its strong support for legislation that is under consideration in the State Senate and Assembly to increase and enhance random testing of school bus drivers for the presence of drugs or alcohol.