At the request of the National Association of State Directors of
Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), the Arkansas Division of
Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation (Division) will
conduct a one-day survey of illegal passing incidents involving school district
buses. NASDPTS and the Division will use the results to determine the
prevalence of illegal passing of school buses and to help improve safety
countermeasures at the state and national level.
It is extremely important that all Arkansas school
districts ensure all their
drivers participate in the one-day survey.
On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, each school district’s school bus
operators should observe any instances of motorists illegally passing the
school bus and report the incidents to his/her supervisor. The attached form should be used by the driver to report the number of illegal passings to their transportation director.
Please direct your drivers to the bottom of the form where they
are instructed to “report only
illegal passes that occur while the bus driver is stopped with red warning
lights flashing and stop arm(s) deployed in full compliance with our state
training and procedures.”
Please instruct all drivers to pay attention to all safety
precautions. As always, the driver’s primary duty is to the safety of the
School districts should record the district totals and report them
using the online survey provided by the following link. Right click the link to open.
- School Bus Illegal Passing Survey - Google Forms
School districts should submit results for every driver even if no