School Bus Safety

New Guide Targets Bus Stop Safety

Read: BusCon to Feature University Transit Topics, Latest Vehicles

BusCon to Feature University Transit Topics, Latest Vehicles

Read: Approaches to Protect Students in Bus Loading Zones

Approaches to Protect Students in Bus Loading Zones

Recent student fatalities highlight the importance of maximizing safety in and around this area at schools. Pupil transportation industry professionals offer many effective ways to do so, from separating groups of traffic to implementing detailed policies for bus drivers to providing training for students. Communicating with school staff and parents is essential.

Bus Crash Shows Need for Mass Casualty Event Recovery Planning

Those plans should also cover field trips.

Read: 2 Fatally Injured in Crash Involving School Buses

2 Fatally Injured in Crash Involving School Buses

Read: Enhancing Fire and Smoke Protection

Enhancing Fire and Smoke Protection

If a bus catches fire, the flames can spread quickly. Parts made out of material that meets flame and smoke specifications for mass transit vehicles can help save lives.

Read: How to Beef Up Bus Lot Security

How to Beef Up Bus Lot Security

After finding that many school bus yards are lacking preventive measures, a security expert details ways to deter would-be vandals and terrorists, from barbed-wired fencing to automated lighting to surveillance systems.

Indiana Student Alleges Abuse by Fellow Athletes

Read: School Bus Catches Fire on California Freeway

School Bus Catches Fire on California Freeway

Read: 3 Ways to Prevent Weapons Incidents

3 Ways to Prevent Weapons Incidents

Keeping weapons off of a school bus or defusing the situation if they are brought on board requires ensuring that drivers are in tune with the students they transport, offering a comprehensive training program, and establishing specific policies and procedures for drivers to follow.

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