The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a final rule to amend FMVSS 111 to require all vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds GVWR, including some Type A-1 school buses in that weight category, to be equipped with rear-view cameras by May 1, 2018.
The Child Safety Network is sponsoring a multi-faceted study conducted by researchers at New Mexico State University to determine how motorists process "visual stimuli" while behind the wheel, and how that information affects their actions when encountering school buses.
Thirteen may be considered an unlucky number, but not in the case of a pilot program at Canyons School District in Utah. There, transportation officials in February equipped a spare bus with a 13-video-camera system for student safety, including a camera to catch motorists who illegally pass school buses during loading and unloading of students at bus stops.
On Tuesday Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law that will enable dozens of school corporations in Indiana to fund school bus transportation for at least another three years. Labeled the “Tax Cap Fix,” HB 1062 gives school districts more flexibility to manage their debt and avoid major budget shortfalls.
As Brad Aemisegger listened to the speaker describe this year's winner of the William Rice Award at the 54th Annual Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation Annual Conference last week, he thought to himself that it sounded a lot like him. He was correct.