29 Mar '14, 12am

Latest News: Study Looks at How Motorists Pay Attention to School Buses

Latest News: Study Looks at How Motorists Pay Attention to School Buses

Especially when illegal passing incidents occur. Ward Leber, founder of CSN, told STN that the NASDPTS National Stop Arm Count conducted the past three years has been a literal eye-opener. Last year, 108,000 participating bus drivers in 29 states reported that 85,279 vehicles illegally passed at loading and unloading stops. NASDPTS extrapolated that, nationwide, 15 million motorists could be illegally passing school buses during an average 180-day school year. CSN, which last year introduced its "Safe Bus" program that relies on corporate sponsorship to equip school buses with GPS and other technology at no charge plus driver and student training and PSAs for the industry using celebrity talent, used NASDPTS’ number of reported violations for its study. When applying the group’s number to all 480,000 school buses nationwide, CSN further estimated that the real number of il...

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