Safety & Security

Ohio Districts Witness Mock School Bus Drills

More than 1,200 attendees from across the state witnessed four mock school bus emergencies at the Medina County Fairgrounds about 20 miles southwest of Cleveland as part of pre-service training in preparation for the 2009-2010 school year.

Bus Surveillance to Identify Lurking Sexual Predators

The STN Webinar Series returned today with presenter Dr. Duane L. Dobbert briefing more than 175 Internet users with a primer on the different psycho-sexual disorders of child predators and how school bus drivers and the districts that employ them can remain vigilant against threats to students.

Pennsylvania Driver Wins International Safety Contest

Larry Hannon of Centennial School District in Warminster, Pa., captured his fifth International School Bus Driver Safety Competition over the weekend as he edged George Soverns of Rittenhouse Bus Lines, Inc., in Smock, Pa., in the conventional bus category by a score of 677-675.

NHTSA Teaches What Not to Do with Child Restraints

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If Missouri pupil transporters were installing child restraints on school buses without knowing each child’s weight beforehand, they won’t be making the same mistakes again after attending the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s "10 Common Mistakes Found on a School Bus" one-day course.

Blue Bird, Navistar Order Recalls

Both Navistar International, the parent company of IC Bus, and Blue Bird Corporation have implemented voluntary recall campaigns for certain models of school buses, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Transportation Company Sponsors Sleep Apnea Program

WAUKEHSA, Wis. — In the last few years sleep apnea, a common and treatable sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, and driver fatigue have become hot topics in the transportation industry as they can lead to dangerous situations.