Today in Rochester, New York, a plea deal was announced for a former school bus driver who admitted driving a bus full of students with a blood alcohol level of 0.09 — more than twice the legal limit for a CDL holder. Another case in Lyons, also located in Upstate New York, ended with the former bus driver receiving “interim probation” in exchange for pleading guilty to felony DWI.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a new rule to enhance rollover structural integrity of motorcoaches and "over-the-road" buses in the event of a crash to improve roof strength. The proposal comes on the heels of a new requirement implemented last year to require lap-shoulder seat belts on motorcoaches to improve passenger safety.
Generational expert Jason Dorsey entertained audiences at STN EXPO during his keynote speech with humorous cracks at intergenerational differences and tips on how to make these differences work, while also giving examples specific to student transporters.