Category: School Bus Safety

How To Become A School Bus Driver

Being a school bus driver can be an enriching career with many benefits. There are several required steps when pursuing becoming a school bus driver.  These include a variety of tests, a safe history of driving, and a CDL endorsement. The main task of a school bus driver is to safely transport students to and… Read more »

Tips for Encouraging Health & Wellness for Bus Drivers

Driving a school bus is not a very labor-intensive job, but over time being seated for so long can have an impact on the driver’s body. According to Gallup, a study of 14 occupation groups ranked transportation workers as having the highest obesity rate, 36%. While this statistic can be alarming, there are ways to combat… Read more »

School Bus Maintenance Tips for the Winter Months

Winters can be extremely harsh on school buses, so it requires a specialized maintenance plan for the added strain of cold air, ice, and snow. To keep your bus running efficiently throughout the entire winter, you need a specific winter maintenance plan that prevents problems unique to the season such as rust, tire slippage, or… Read more »

How Technology Makes School Buses Safer

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when traveling by school bus than traveling by car. Although school buses are the safest way to transport students, there are still improvements that can be made to make school buses even safer and more secure. Here… Read more »

School Bus Safety

In April 1939, a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University organized a conference in which established the standard color of yellow now known as National School Bus Glossy Yellow. This color was chosen because it has been scientifically proven that this particular shade of yellow is hard for other drivers to miss, thus further ensuring the safety… Read more »

Bullying on the Bus Needs to End

Bullying on the bus is an inevitable part of growing up. Luckily if we are aware of bullying than it will be easier to handle the issue.   We are aware that a lot of bullying happens on the school bus. It is probably because the students only have one adult supervisor, and he or she… Read more »

Why Schools Need to Have Buses

Schools have been using buses to transport kids to school from outside a walking distance since 1886. Since then the school bus has been used to pick up students from a wide proximity and bring them to their school! Although recently more school administrators are reducing or eliminating bus service to balance budgets. Exactly how… Read more »

Nevada Officers Ride School Buses To Crack Down On Illegal Passing

Illegal passing incidents have been gaining attention thanks to media coverage and the combined efforts of school districts and law enforcement to crack down on offenders. Now, Nevada Highway Patrol and Clark County School District are enacting a new program to catch drives illegally passing stopped school buses in the act. The two groups partnered… Read more »

Proposed Michigan Bill Would Crack Down On Illegal Passing Of School Buses

School districts and law enforcement agencies across the nation have been joining forces to crack down on illegal passing of school buses, but there is little evidence their efforts are reducing the number of these dangerous incidents. To make drivers take illegal passing incidents more seriously, Michigan state Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. introduced a bill… Read more »

Extended Stop Arms May Cut Down On Illegal Passing Of School Buses

The issue of illegal passing has received increased attention in the past few years as schools and law enforcement are partnering up around the country to crack down on offenders. However, national surveys show stop arm cameras and increased enforcement are doing little to stop drivers from recklessly passing loading and unloading school buses. Thankfully,… Read more »