Lessons Learned from Accident Investigations: Better School Bus Driver Training, Evacuation Drills Urged for Students [open pdf - 307KB]
"A school bus tragedy in Nebraska that left three students and one adult chaperon dead should be a wake up call for all school transportation officials, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) warns. 'The tragedy clearly points out that school officials must vigilantly focus on safety,' NTSB Chairman Ellen Engleman-Conners said. As a result of the accident, the NTSB is urging school transportation officials to make sure students receive pre-trip safety briefings for activity trips, participate in regular bus evacuation drills, are shown how to open emergency roof hatches on buses that have them, and make sure drivers are trained on unfamiliar buses they may be asked to drive."
United States. National Transportation Safety Board: http://www.ntsb.gov/