Heat stroke is a killer. People like to laugh and kid around about heatstroke being a “meh” sickness. It is not “meh,” it is deadly.
Although this is not strictly school bus related it does come in to partial play. Schools do not always use school buses to transport children to and from school. A good amount of districts will use vans in special education situations. They use them for a multitude of reasons but one being that the students are easier to control in a van. They can be buckled or harnessed in, there is a much smaller count, and they have less distractions that can be upsetting to certain special needs.
Van’s have many positives but can be just as deadly is not used properly. A school bus can have a “No child left behind system installed”. Most of the buses these days do. Vans have no such system as of yet. They have to be checked by reminder or habit and not out of warning or need. It is dangerous because humans are not perfect. We get distracted by what comes next and when your sure you dropped everyone off, why check to see if there is anyone on board.
Mistakes can be fatal and van in schools or used to transport public children should be required to have a safety check!
Source: JAK the App