Here, jordan and anderson county sheriff chad mcbride discuss the dangers of distraction. Bus driver fired after scary video surfaces new york post. Public school administrators can help reduce the risk of accidents by better understanding the types of distractions drivers are likely to encounter and undertaking strategies to address distracted driving. School bus stop crashes kill 5 in 3 days, amid huge. The driver who looked away, lost control of the vehicle and got in very quickly on another bus that stopped at beitar illit station. Highprofile accidents have prompted regulators and transit agencies to crack down on distracted driving by bus and train operators.
Distracted driving psa draws lesson from school bus. The bus driver resigns after being recorded on two separate occasions using her cell phone while driving a school bus. Public schools adds to its policy an amendment that would lead to a driver being suspended, demoted or. In particular, school bus drivers deal with high levels of noise and activity. Coconino county prohibits all cell phone use while driving. Attorneys want video of distracted bus driver released. In a video given to abc, the driver is looking down at her phone all while the loaded bus is moving. Stop the bus in a safe place to deal with distractions inside the bus know the route reduce dependency on the route sheet drive defensively recognize a distracted driver around you and avoid interaction with them get proper amounts of rest and eat a balanced diet. According to the national highway traffic safety administration nhtsa, drivers who were distracted behind the wheel were responsible for more than 3000 deaths in 2015. Cell phone use is prohibited handheld and handsfree for school bus drivers. Apr 26, 2018 in this case, railway authorities say the bus driver, a 22yearold man, was at fault.
Texting and the use of handheld devices are completely banned for school bus drivers while they transport children. Access free posters, videos, fact sheets and more to share at work, home and in your community. Jerry cibley recorded video of the incident sunday while taking. A screengrab of a video appearing to show a ttc bus driver playing video. The top 10 most viral distracted driving videos ever truemotion. The oregon department of transportation is actively working to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Distracted bus driver swerve drivecam video lytx, inc. Right after i got off the bus i phoned the ttc and filed a complaint. The bus driver has been suspended after a report of distracted driving with students on board. Attorneys claim the school bus video footage would show the oklahoma elementary school principal using his cell phone while driving. Distracted bus drivers caught on tape endangering the lives of. Video shows logan express bus driver distracted while driving.
Apr 29, 2018 distracted driving is dangerous whether the vehicle is a passenger car, a motorcycle, a bus, a large truck, or another type of commercial motor vehicle. Attorneys claim the school bus video footage would show the oklahoma elementary school principal using his cell phone while driving students during a field trip in texas. These passengers have the potential to distract and distress the driver. Another ue school bus claim involved a driver who was distracted by a skateboarder on the street. Aug 07, 2014 the drivecam program captures this distracted bus drivers swerve to avoid a collision. Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 2,841 lives in 2018 alone. In texas, for example, bus drivers are prohibited from text messaging if there is a passenger 17 years of age or younger. Video shows logan express bus driver distracted while. Zirk said the driver continued to be distracted by his phone while travelling at a fairly good speed. Transcript for new jersey considers bill on distracted driving. Doubtfire and browsing youtube while barreling down a new york highway earlier this week. Video reveals the split second that may have caused a bus driver to hit a woman downtown. If a driver has to take his or her eyes off the road in order to address a behavioural issue, there is a greater risk of collision. After a bus driver is caught on video texting while driving students, prince georges county md.
Shocking video shows tennessee school bus driver using phone. It has happened again a driver caught distracted behind the wheel of an nj transit bus and turned in by an irate passenger. The driver s main priority and safety duty to the passengers is to. A bus driver in new york was recorded by a passenger paying attention to a cell phone when his eyes should have been glued to the road. Students capture distracted bus drivers on camera video abc. Transcript for distracted bus drivers caught on tape endangering the lives of passengers tonight, when bus drivers tempt fate, taking their eyes off the road to text or make a call, it can lead to. Video shows distracted bus driver hit pedestrian youtube. For all drivers, texting while driving is prohibited in the cities of phoenix, tucson and flagstaff. All drivers distracted some of the time in vehicle cameras reveal dangerous behaviors behind the wheel. When it comes to distracted driving, state laws are not. Another nj transit bus driver caught distracted behind the. The video zirk shot appears to show the driver continuing to look down and play the game as he drives.
Nhtsa leads the national effort to save lives by preventing this dangerous behavior. Bus driver demonstrates the dangers of texting while driving. This breakthrough series of school bus safety video programs and study guides are designed by our team of performance improvement experts with specialties that include. Students distracting rowland school bus drivers youtube. A driver is looking down at her phone for a period of time while the bus is. Li student wins national distracted driving video contest. Distracted driving psa draws lesson from school bus passing incident. Apr 20, 2018 a bus driver was caught on camera watching more than the road viewing clips of classics like mrs. Nov 21, 20 distracted bus and train drivers under scrutiny a makeshift memorial in new jersey marks the spot where an 8monthold girl died in an accident caused by a distracted bus driver in july.
As roads become more congested and drivers become more distracted, bus. Attorneys claim the school bus video footage would show the oklahoma elementary school principal using his cell phone while driving students. Distracted driving is dangerous whether the vehicle is a passenger car, a motorcycle, a bus, a large truck, or another type of commercial motor vehicle. This videotaken by a passengershows a professional bus driver who. Bus driver caught on camera watching videos while driving. Man films ttc bus driver playing video games in rushhour. The woman suffered severe injuries and was placed into an induced coma in the icu. Bus driver distracted driving accidents chelsie king garza. Bus driver seen on video eating burrito, with both. When you drive distracted you are taking chances and are putting other people at risk. Even if your vehicle has driver assistance features, you can be charged with distracted, careless or dangerous driving. However, distracted driving by commercial truck drivers can present an increased risk. New jersey considers bill on distracted driving video abc news. Ddot director responds to distracted bus driver concerns following 7 action news story.
School bus stop crashes kill 5 in 3 days, amid huge problem with distracted driving. Boston cbs a logan express bus driver is off the job after a passenger claims to have caught him distracted behind the wheel. Distracted bus drivers caught on tape endangering the. Transcript for students capture distracted bus drivers on camera. Distracted bus driver swerve drivecam video youtube. Distracted driver training do your employees drive as part of their job duties. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. Distracted driving psa draws lesson from school bus passing incident south carolina student jordan reyes was grazed by a deputys car at her bus stop.
Bus accidents amount to 16 percent of the total number of public school. Rowdy kids on a bus represent a distraction for the driver and could put. Students capture distracted bus drivers on camera video. A distracted city bus driver in kansas city struck and dragged a 68yearold pedestrian down the road, completely oblivious to the accident until a bystander alerted him.
Distracted bus drivers caught on tape endangering the lives of passengers more the proliferation of cellphone cameras causes rise in viral video footage of bus drivers texting instead of watching. The driver was spotted on a new york citybound nj transit bus. Distraction is a specific type of inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention from the driving task to focus on some other activity instead per nhtsa. Bend bus driver returns rowdy students to school, some parents. The list of 10 items includes priorities such as distracted driving, strengthening occupant protection, and implementing collision avoidance systems. Greene school bus driver caught on surveillance video texting while operating the bus. Legal counsel may be needed to ensure a fair settlement from insurance companies after a bus accident. The dangers of distracted driving by commercial motor.
Thats why arguably the most important thing you can do behind the wheel is keep your hands at 10 and 2 and your eyes on the road. Distracted driving awareness month in april is a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Transport canada distracted driving puts canadian road users at risk. Distracted driving is not a new issue, but has grown exponentially worse due to the accessibility of electronic devices. Distracted bus driver hits 68yearold woman rightthisminute. Zirk said the driver continued to be distracted by his phone while travelling at a fairly. Managing difficult passengers transport safety victoria.
Fisk said the driver was just as distracted by his phone on the return trip home, even putting in an earpiece. Jun 22, 2017 greene school bus driver caught on surveillance video texting while operating the bus. The video showed the students crying as they got off the bus, and a school. Another nj transit bus driver caught distracted behind the wheel. The proliferation of cellphone cameras causes rise in viral video footage of bus drivers texting instead of watching the road. Video of school bus driver texting while driving leads to policy change. Distracted bus drivers caught on tape endangering the lives of passengers duration. Aaa foundation for traffic safety drowsy driving video. Drivers may encounter difficult or aggressive passengers during the course of their duties. All of us at one time or another has driven while distracted. In 2015, there were 551 nonoccupants pedestrians, bicyclists, and others killed in distractionaffected crashes. Distracted driving what you need to know new texting and mobile phone restrictions for commercial motor vehicle cmv drivers.
Large trucks and buses are much heavier than the average passenger vehicle. Basically, distracted driving is a catchall phrase for anything that diverts a drivers attention from safely operating the motor vehicle. Driver behavior analysis platform ntsb releases 2019 most wanted list former school bus driver allegedly steals bus, tries to run old route. School bus driver caught texting while driving youtube. The fmcsa and the pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration phmsa have published rules specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers and drivers who transport placardable quantities of hazardous materials from texting or using handheld. However, with more passengers in their vehicle and a greater number of challenges created by the size and nature of their vehicles, bus drivers have a tremendous responsibility when it comes to safe driving. Bus driver distracted driving causes fatal accidents. If so, this training video on distracted driving is a really important safety training tool for them, and for you. Learn about distracted driving, how you can avoid it, and what is happening in canada to prevent distraction on our roads. Man films ttc bus driver playing video games in rushhour traffic. The dangers of distracted driving by commercial motor vehicle. Eliminate cell phone or other technology use while driving 28.
Distracted driving, for example, claimed the lives of 2,841 people in. As more and more drivers text while on the road, distracted driving crashes are steadily increasing year over year. Help us end the distracted driving epidemic dori saves lives. Aaa newsroom for media distracted driving videos distracted driving videos. Ddot driver recording video messages while driving raises safety concerns. Video catches nc bus driver texting while driving youtube. Distracted driver training video complete training package. The school bus stop is located in braeburn terrace, near beechnut and hillcroft, where parents say their driver is illegally using her phone while operating the school bus. The knox county school district announcing it will now put two cameras on all of its buses, and have police officers regularly board buses to.
Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. A public bus driver who looked down from the road during a trip last week. Safety behind the wheel should be top of mind for every driver. This breakthrough series of school bus safety video programs and study guides are designed by our team of performance improvement experts with specialties that include fleet operations and safety, industrial psychology. In the video, the driver is seen holding a cell phone in. News february 4, 2019 ntsb releases 2019 most wanted list. The college senior captured video of the driver distracted on her phone, and whats happening in the video is clear. Nine percent of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes.
However, distracted driving doesnt just mean texting and driving. Another driver looks down for seconds at a time while driving. Driving distractions come in many forms for bus operators. And most of these were simple distracted driving mistakes that were completely preventable. Kalestians proceeded to use his cell phone to videotape the bus driver s distracted actions. As a result of the accident last week, a young 15yearold was seriously injured and a 19yearold was moderately injured, 7 more people were lightly injured.
Distraction occurs when a driver diverts attention to something not related to driving that uses the drivers eyes, ears or hands. Sep 18, 2015 however, new video has surfaced showing the bus driver engaging in a different kind of distracted driving. Distracted bus and train drivers under scrutiny the pew. Distracted bus driver causes havoc in the street leaked reality. Although school bus accidents may result from the negligence of other drivers, too often they involve driver inattentiveness. There are laws on distracted driving in place for bus drivers who transport minors in almost all 50 states. This videotaken by a passengershows a professional bus driver who makes his living driving other people and who is responsible for the lives and safety of his passengers. This is being done through public service ads, education and agency partnerships.
School bus safety school bus driver training videos. Barry fisk shot cell phone video of the driver watching. Apr 23, 2015 video shot by an iteam producer shows one bus cross the yellow line into oncoming traffic as the distracted driver counts tickets. Metro bus commuter uploaded video to twitter of the bus driver reading a newspaper. Aug 01, 2014 it has happened again a driver caught distracted behind the wheel of an nj transit bus and turned in by an irate passenger.
Back now with new video of a distracted bus driver, tempting fate and putting passengers in danger. News of covid19 is sweeping the nation, but other serious threats to safety remain. Attorneys want video of distracted bus driver released liggett. Mar 12, 2020 the video zirk shot appears to show the driver continuing to look down and play the game as he drives.
This page provides guidance for bus operators about how to manage the risks posed by disruptive passengers. A recent texas school bus accident has several people involved requesting the release of a video that allegedly shows a distracted driver. Nj transit bus drivers distracted behind the wheel. Accidents resulting from distracted bus drivers can cause major injuries or death to bus riders, people in passenger cars, and cyclists or pedestrians. Student, university take action on bus drivers distracted. The bus driver, identified by authorities as jeremy perea, was eating a burrito just. Distracted bus driver causes havoc in the street leaked.
Bus driver accused of using cell phone while driving. Tonight, bus drivers flirting with disaster, and another incident of one of them on his phone multitasking behind the wheel on a. From 202017 there were 12,006 fatal and injury crashes involving a. In fact, the center for disease control and prevention estimates that 9 people are killed every day in the u. Bend bus driver returns rowdy students to school, some parents angry. Jan 30, 2019 as a part of his presentation, he usually shows a video of a distracted bus driver and then asks for thoughts. School buses and the danger of driver distraction united educators. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep americas roads safe.
Throw in major distracted driving factors like eating, using your smartphone, and road rage, and youre at an even greater risk for an accident. Distracted driving is a dangerous behavior for drivers, passengers, and nonoccupants alike. New york bus driver caught on camera watching videos while. The driver had come to a stop and was unloading students when he began to watch the skateboarder to ensure he would not be in the path of the bus. Bus driver accused of using cell phone while driving students. Bus driver in india is distracted by music, and children. Ddot director responds to distracted bus driver concerns. New video surfaces of a distracted bus driver abc news.363 1197 94 1090 1199 887 655 901 257 387 604 67 1462 1000 898 1198 876 964 321 628 1638 595 1209 452 349 161 16 739 356 1334 191 1448 977 885 688