3 Steps to Avoid Disaster in the Danger Zone

One of the questions we ask applicants seeking our esteemed Relief (substitute) Driver position is this: “You are filling in for a regular route driver in the afternoon. At your first stop you notice the students, who cross the street in front of your bus, do not wait for you to signal that it is safe. What should you do?”

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Learning from Israel’s Experiences with Bus Terrorism

Editor’s note: Protective intelligence is defined as the training of people in how to spot behaviors and communications that indicate a potential target is being surveilled prior to an attack. School buses are considered “soft targets,” because they are mobile, difficult to protect, and are highly vulnerable to a variety of attack methods.

NYSBCA Wants School Bus Safety Knowledge Required for Driver’s License Applicants

LATHAM NY — The New York School Bus Contractors Association is calling for the passage of legislation that would mandate 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 NY State Senator Elaine Phillips of Nassau County, recently passed in the State Senate. It is part of an ongoing effort to educate drivers about the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus.