The first school bus was a horse-drawn wagons around 1890. Then a motorized school bus was born in the early 1900s. These school buses were called “Kid Hacks.” The first all-metal school bus was built in 1930. During the 1930’s, more and more children were going to school, which meant more school buses were needed.
The 2018 NAPT National School Bus Safety Week Poster Winners were announced today. The overall winner was awarded to Shivangi Ojha, an eighth-grade student from Belton ISD in Texas, for her poster that she submitted for the School Bus Safety Poster Contest.
The recent sudden spike in deadly school bus stop fatalities may prompt more examination into what really happened in each dreadful case. Those efforts may also help lead to the development of new ways to improve student safety at school bus stop pickup/dropoff areas nationwide.
Multiple instances of students being hurt or killed by motorists driving near school bus stops or illegally passing school buses have made the national media, prompting a return to best practices and safety efforts long championed by the industry.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responding to a rash of student fatalities and injuries this week at school bus stops, by urging motorists to pay more attention and “exercise caution.”