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School Bus Driver Busted for Texting 1,000-Plus Times

Texting while driving with kids on board is not only dangerous, it's stupid. Credit: AP
Here's the scoop, moms, dads and bus drivers everywhere: Texting while driving with kids on board is not only dangerous, it's stupid -- especiall...
The driver was arrested this week after police cameras caught her texting 1,068 messages.

Dad Reprimanded for Letting Daughter Walk to Bus Stop

The driver on the bus says ... that's dangerous! Credit: Zemlinki!, Flickr
Why did the 7-year-old cross the road? Why, to get to the other side, of course -- but the punchline isn't so funny to some officials in one quiet English village....
One father's decision to let his daughter cross the road to get to the school bus got him in some big trouble with child protective services.

Big Mother is Watching You - Even on the School Bus

The students of the Chippewa Elementary School are carrying tracking cards so officials are able to pinpoint exactly where and when they stepped aboard the school bus. Credit: Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / MCT
Santa Claus would love to scor...

Special Needs Girl Allegedly Abandoned On School Bus

A New York City school bus driver and matron have been suspended while they are investigated for allegedly leaving a 5-year-old special education student alone on a bus while they sat in a diner. The New York Daily News reports bus driver Ph...

Walking School Buses Offer a Safe Route to School

When the town of Lecco, Italy decided to tackle childhood obesity and greenhouse gasses at the same time, the city took a radical step. They did away with school buses, but kept the school bus drivers. Today, staff and volunteers walk the school bus ...

Be Nice - Your Kids Are Watching

ParentDish is pleased to welcome Rene Syler to our team. Rene hosted CBS news' The Early Show from 2002 - 2006; she is the author of The Good Enough Mother, and is currently at work on her second book. You can spend more time with Rene at her web...

6-Year-Old Misses School Bus, Takes Family Car Instead

I guess the range of maturity for six-year-old kids is pretty broad. On one end, you have a kid who turns to mom for some breastfeeding when life gets rough. On the other end, you have a kid who looks a problem in the face and comes up with a solutio...

Bus driver leaves five-year-old to make his own way home

(Click the photo for the Top 10 Crazy Teacher Meltdowns) Riding the school bus can be nerve-wracking enough for a five-year-old without the bus driver dropping you in what might as well be the middle of nowhere and just leaving you there. That, how...

Skipping the school bus to save money

Riding the school bus to school has traditionally free -- except there really is no such thing as a free lunch. The funds to pay for the school bus itself, fuel, and insurance have to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is from the school's budge...

Boy boards wrong bus, ends up in Mexico

The town of Yuma, Arizona sits very near the border of Mexico in the southwest part of the state. It sits so close, in fact, that a wrong turn may lead you right out of the country. As will boarding the wrong school bus, which is exactly what a 6-yea...

Bus driver poses as cop, kids behave

Before William Dunn substituted for another school bus driver, he was warned about the unruly passengers. He claims the regular driver had been harassed by the students and that he decided the best way to avoid that himself was to go on the offensive...

School bus driver crashes bus, saves kids

Having grown up in the civilized climate of San Francisco, where we limit our extreme weather to a few days of rain per year just to prove we're hardcore, I'm always amazed and bewildered by stories of extreme weather from elsewhere in the world. It'...

The crash position: good to know!

Yesterday, I did something that I hadn't done in almost 20 years: I crashed my car. It happened while I was driving Ellie to school. The roads were icy and when I came to a red light, I couldn't get my car to cease the forward motion. We went into a ...

Boy banned from school bus because he smells bad

As if this 13-year-old boy in New Zealand didn't have enough to overcome, it appears he must also deal with the unfeeling cruelty of his school bus driver. The child is cognitively impaired, has cerebral palsy, is morbidly obese and suffers from faec...

US to pay for seatbelts on school buses

When I woke up this morning, I glanced out my bedroom window and was shocked to see snow swirling in the sky. Watching the big, fat flakes piling up on the window sill, my first thought was, "cool!" My second thought was "crap, Ellie has to ride the ...

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