IC 20-27-10-0.5 Annual review of school bus routes and school bus safety policies; information on Internet web site Sec. 0.5.
(a) On or before September 1, 2019, and each September 1 thereafter, each school corporation, charter school, and accredited nonpublic school that provides transportation for students must review the school's school bus routes and school bus safety policies to improve the safety of students and adults.
(b) The state school bus committee, in consultation with the department, shall develop and post on the department's Internet web site school bus safety guidelines or best practices. The guidelines or best practices must include procedures to be taken to ensure that students do not enter a roadway until approaching traffic has come to a complete stop.
(c) In addition to the requirements under subsection (b), the department, in consultation with the department of transportation, shall include on the department's Internet web site information on how an individual or school may petition to reduce maximum speed limits in areas necessary to ensure that students are safely loaded onto or unloaded from a school bus.
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School Bus Safety Guidelines and Best Practice
- Bus Stop Location Guidance 2020
- National Highway Safety Administration: Reducing the Illegal Passing of School Buses – Best Practices Guide
- NTSB Full Final Report Rochester Fatalities in 2018 - April 2020
Information on Speed Limit Change Request
Annual Safety Meeting
- 2020 Annual Safety Meeting
Transportation Safety Resources
- General Information - Parents & Public
- Indiana School Transportation Laws and Regulations
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- School Buses - State School Bus Committee & Bus Specification Information
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- Training - Special Purpose Bus Drivers