Goochland County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its southern border is formed by the James River. Its county seat is Goochland. Goochland County is included in the Greater Richmond Region. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 290 square miles, of which 281 square miles is land and 8 square miles (2.9%) is water. Goochland County is drained by the James River.
In 1973, Wayne Corporation of Richmond, Indiana introduced a safer design in school bus construction, the Lifeguard. Shortly afterward, the manufacturer held a nationwide contest to gain ideas to improve school bus safety, with the grand prize to be the award of a new Lifeguard school bus. Pearl P. Randolph, a member of the Goochland County School Board, created the winning entry.
As a result, the Goochland County Public Schools received the new school bus. Her idea was to install sound baffles in the ceilings of school bus bodies to help reduce driver distraction. Compact forms of such equipment were later developed in the 1980s by Wayne and other bus manufacturers when diesel engines (and their greater noise) became commonplace.
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