search.noResults

search.searching

note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
Detect Protect


to


New state laws illustrate evolving technology, and requirements needed to define them, for making school buses even safer inside and out


WRITTEN BY ERIC WOOLSON 44 School Transportation News • MAY 2017 W


hen New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed Abigail’s Law in Jan- uary 2016, eight-term Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan described its passage as a “long, uphill process.” Te state representative for Middlesex, who was the lead sponsor of the bill requiring front


and rear motion sensors on the outside of all newly manufactured buses to detect the movement of small children, wasn’t exaggerating. Te legislation was named in memory of a 2-year-old Abigail Kuberiet, who was killed when she walked in front of a school bus in 2003. Two months after the bill signing, Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno said the state’s


residents “can be comforted knowing that we have taken steps to ensure that what happened to Abigail never happens to another child here in New Jersey.” But, the long, uphill process isn’t over yet. Eric Raphael, president of Irvin Raphael, Inc., and a board member for the New Jersey School Bus Contractors Association, said the challenge for fleet


CELEBRATING25YEARS


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68