SBF - Newsline Tuesday Edition
March 28, 2017
Florida Bill Would Boost School Bus Passing Penalties

The Cameron Mayhew Act, named for a 16-year-old who was killed last year, targets drivers who cause serious injury or death while committing a school bus stop-arm violation.

FMCSA Withdraws Proposal on Safety Fitness Determination

The agency had proposed a new method for rating motor carriers’ safety fitness. NSTA says the approach was “based on a flawed CSA system and inconsistent data.”

Photo Gallery: Have a Laugh at Our School Bus Toons

We recently launched a monthly cartoon, dubbed “BUSting Up,” for those who enjoy the humorous side of pupil transportation. Here’s a collection of these funnies that ran in the magazine from October 2016 to March 2017.

School Bus Driver Protects Students When Violent Man Boards Bus

When a man forces his way onto a bus, charges through it and gets into a tussle with a student, the New York driver calls police, evacuates students, and pushes the man off the bus. She is being hailed a hero.

NAPT News & Views — NHTSA Proposes Project to Gather Seat Belt Info

NAPT's executive director says that eliminating confusion, getting answers, and having additional information would go a long way toward advancing state and local consideration of lap-shoulder belts in school buses.

Award Honors Crossing Guard for Helping Enhance School Zone Safety

Penni Robertson of Michigan is named “America’s Favorite Crossing Guard” by Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit that focuses on child safety.

2 Killed in School Bus-Truck-Car Crash

In Texas, an assistant track team coach and a big-rig driver are killed and at least 18 bus passengers are injured in a collision between a school bus, an 18-wheeler, and another vehicle.

5 New School Bus Shop Tools

An app that helps track maintenance and fuel, a remote-controlled mobile column lift, and a portable LED work light are among the latest offerings that can assist in school bus maintenance.

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