National School Bus Safety Week Highlights Student Transportation Safety
The National Association for Pupil Transportation has designated this week as National School Bus Safety Week. This public awareness campaign takes place every year in October and this year’s theme is “My School Bus, the Safest Form of Student Transportation.”
Although school buses are the safest form of student transportation, that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, an annual average of 128 people were killed in accidents involving school buses from 2007 to 2016.
To help avoid the risks involved in contributing to these types of fatal bus accidents, here are some tips that parents can follow:
- Encourage your child to walk in groups, which are easier for bus drivers to identify
- Remind your child to practice good behavior while on the bus, as bus drivers may become distracted when students are unseated and not following directions
- Make sure that your child’s mobile devices (specifically, cell phones) are stowed away in bags or backpacks to help minimize distractions
- Ensure that your child arrives at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early
- Warn your child to never chase after or run in front of a missed bus, under any circumstances
Call A New York Bus Accident Attorney
While every motor-vehicle accident could potentially result in severe or fatal injuries, school bus accidents can be especially devastating because of who they involve. As a parent, you trust and depend on school buses to transport your child safely to and from school. When that trust is broken in the event of a tragic accident, knowing what to do, or who to turn to can feel overwhelming.
If you have lost a child or loved one to a serious school bus accident, we encourage you to contact our team of compassionate attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP. We are committed to helping you navigate through this difficult time, and to guiding you through the steps needed in getting the compensation that you and your loved ones deserve.
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Eltingville, Staten Island, NY (June 21, 2019) – Early on Friday morning, June 21st, a motorist was critically injured after collided head-on with a bus in Eltingville. The crash was reported to have taken place around 6:15 a.m. along Richmond Avenue.
Hawthorne, NY (June 19, 2019) – Two teenagers suffered serious injuries following a head-on crash that took place at 1:14 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18th, according to police. The collision happened along Route 141, in the vicinity of Brighton Avenue, for reasons that are being investigated at this time.
Sennett, NY (June 11, 2019) – Thankfully, no students were on board when the driver of a Skaneateles Central School District school bus crashed along Route 20 on Tuesday afternoon, June 11th. The incident was reported to have happened shortly after 12:00 p.m. just east of Auburn.
Todt Hill, NY (June 7, 2019) – A school bus was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Friday morning, June 7, at approximately 9:39 a.m., according to police in Staten Island. Officials stated that the incident occurred in the vicinity of Todt Hill Road and Ocean Terrace in Todt Hill for reasons that are under investigation at this time.
Midland Beach, NY (May 16, 2019) – At approximately 7:08 a.m. on Thursday, May 16th, a female pedestrian was reported to have suffered at least minor injuries after a collision with an MTA bus. The incident took place along Midland Avenue near Baden Place, according to authorities.
Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY (May 10, 2019) – A serious collision between a school bus and a vehicle resulted in the injuries of thirty people including children on Friday morning, May 10th. The accident took place in the area of Avenue U and East 61st Street at 9:18 a.m., according to police.
Harlem, Manhattan, NY (May 8, 2019) – A traffic collision involving a school bus was reported to have occurred on Wednesday morning, May 8th, and resulted in several injured victims. According to dispatchers, a call came in concerning the crash around 7:10 a.m., which prompted emergency responders to the scene on Harlem River Drive in the vicinity of 138th Street.
Buffalo, NY – (May 6, 2019) – A serious accident between a school bus and an unspecified vehicle was reported to have taken place on Monday morning, May 6th, according to police. The accident which held up traffic occurred at the intersection of Best Street and Pershing Avenue at an unstated time.
Ardsley, NY (May 4, 2019) – Police responded to the scene of a bus accident that took place at 1:53 p.m. on Wednesday on the Thruway in the area of Ashford Avenue. The New York State Police responded to the scene of the accident. (more…)
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