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National Stop Arm Violation Count

While school buses remain incredibly safe, students who ride in buses are most vulnerable when they are outside the bus in the "danger zone." In 2010, NASDPTS passed a resolution initiating the first national survey to determine the prevalence of illegal passing of school buses. Using that data as a starting point, NASDPTS encourages improved safety countermeasures at the state or national level.  The NASDPTS Resolution directing the effort (from November 2010) can be found here.

Additionally, NHTSA has come up with its own "Reducing the Illegal Passing of School Buses - Best Practices Guide".  Click here to view the Guide.

2022 Survey Instructions

The next survey will take place SPRING of 2022.

Public Awareness and Training

The following video, captured from an on-board school bus camera in West Virginia, shows the seriousness of stop arm violations. Fortunately this one is categorized as a "near miss" rather than a fatality.

Near Miss Video 

The following video was developed by WNCN in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a public service, in conjunction with the NC Department of Public Instruction:

#Brake4Buses Public Service Announcement (YouTube) 

The following video, made by students from Mountain Home High School in Arkansas, illustrates the potentially tragic consequences of not stopping for the bus:

STOP for School Bus Stop Signs (YouTube) 


Due to COVID-19, there was not a survey done in 2020 nor in 2021.  Therefore, the most-recent results (2019) of the Annual Stop Arm Violation Counts are listed below. 

For previous years, please contact NASDPTS's Executive Director, Ronna Weber, whose information is below.

State Laws Regarding Passing Stopped School Buses

NASDPTS Survey - Stop Arm Laws, Penalties and Video Evidence 

2019 Survey Results

2018 Survey Results

Stop Law Narrative - Compiled by School Training Solutions, 2012

State School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Laws, 2020

For Additional Information Contact:

Ronna Weber 
Executive Director, NASDPTS 
(703) 203-6485

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Ronna Weber
Executive Director

(703) 203-6485

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Member Services Director
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