New bus safety technology premieres in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Indiana and Michigan Senators, as well as Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, attended a live demonstration for bus safety on Wednesday.
The National School Transportation Association event took place in Washington during School Bus Safety Week.
It also happened to occur around the one-year anniversary of the Fulton County accident which killed three Indiana students at a bus stop.
The event highlighted legislation which prevents motorists from passing stopped school buses at loading zones, which is illegal.
U.S. Representatives Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Julia Brownley (D- Calif.), and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R- Ind.) were in attendance at the event.
They are all sponsors of the bipartisan STOP for School Buses Act which examines ways to prevent dangerous, illegal passing of school buses when children are present.
Congresswoman Walorski commented, “Every driver shares the roads with school buses, and we all have a role to play in keeping kids safe. Today’s event was an important opportunity to learn more about innovative technologies that can help prevent drivers from illegally passing school buses and to discuss our bipartisan efforts in Congress to ensure students are safe on their way to and from school. The STOP for School Buses Act will help states and local communities take the most effective actions to prevent tragedies and save lives.”
The bus which was showcased featured technology used to prevent stop-arm violations.