Safety & Security

Man With Knife Storms California School Bus

A dedicated school bus driver, quick-thinking students and concerned citizens helped prevent disaster during a frightening incident of a man with a knife forcing his way onto a school bus in San Diego County, Calif.

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Congress Again Debates School Bus Seat Belt Law

UPDATE — JUNE 8 — “The Senate was in recess last week and is just getting back into session later today” Senator Robert Menendez’s press secretary, Steven Sandberg, told School Transportation News.” He predicted that he “expect(s) the bill to be introduced soon” by the New Jersey senator, but as of June 8, that has not happened yet.

Bipartisan school bus seat belt safety legislation was announced last week for both the U.S. House and Senate, officials said at a press conference at the Fair Lawn Board of Education Transportation Depot in New Jersey. The bills would require three-point seatbelts nationwide for school buses.

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Education School Bus Driver Named Driver of Year

NEW YORK — Vicky Jarvis, a school bus driver with Educational Bus Transportation, has received the “Driver of the Year” award from the Nassau Chapter of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT).  The announcement was made by NYAPT Nassau Chapter President Keyana Wright.

NAPT Asks NHTSA to Study School Bus Compartments

The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is urging the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to recommend to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it reevaluate FMVSS 222 to enhance school bus compartmentalization.

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NSTA Capitol Hill Testimony Stresses FAST Act Benefit

Former National School Transportation Association President Dale Krapf recommended that the House Transportation Committee direct the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not move forward with implementing a hike in insurance limits for private school bus and motorcoach companies.

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