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Ending Student Fatalities Resulting From Stop Arm Violations

By Derek Graham, Section Chief, NCDPI Transportation Services – January 30, 2013

This paper makes the case for a two-pronged approach to ending student fatalities resulting from stop arm violations. The first is student training. A standardized approach is needed along with renewed efforts to make sure that the State Board of Education policy requiring school bus safety training is being carried out. Secondly, at the bottom of this whitepaper is a concept proposal that will be submitted by DPI Transportation Services to the Governors Highway Safety Program. DPI is looking for one or more LEAs to be committed partners in this project for their entire fleet (or perhaps a portion of their fleet (depending on size). Read more…