Missouri state troopers were impressed by what they found after a non-fatal school bus crash last week: a seating chart that put each kid to a seat. Sgt. Dale Moreland with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said he thinks it's a good idea for every school to do this.
"Normally I think a practice as that they're seated kind of the way they're picked up and children have their choices, but for safety reasons it would make sense to seat them together ... Smaller children together, large children together. That would help prevent injuries in a crash."What does your operation do? Are there reasons not to do this? Are there better ways?
Also online and worth reading:
- How school bus driver made it into Parade Magazine's annual salary survey. Also, how driver's salary stacks up against well-paid pet sitter.
- Maine looks at law that would require bicycles to stop for school buses. Legislators noted that cyclists had nearly run down some young children exiting their buses. Have you seen this? Does your town/state have a policy or law for bicycles?