School Bus

A school bus is a type of bus specifically designed and manufactured for student transport: carrying students to and from school and school events. In the United States, school buses provide an estimated 10 billion student trips every year, over half of the country's student population is transported by school bus. Each school day in 2013, nearly 468,000 school buses transported 28.8 million children to and from school and school-related activities;.School buses in North America are distinguished from other bus types by design characteristics necessitated by federal and state regulations.
Posts about School Bus
  • Texas Cities Which Ban Texting and Driving

    …, but was ultimately defeated in the Senate before becoming law. Now to be fair, Texas does forbid drivers from using hand-held communication devices (phones) in school zones, and Texas law also states that school bus drivers (and new drivers) must refrain from texting or making telephone calls while driving—even with a hands-free device (see more…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 39 readers -
  • School bus injuries can occur in many ways

    … to be a safe form of transportation, even more so then a passenger vehicle.1 In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that students in the United States are almost eight times safer riding in a school bus than with parents or legal guardians in passenger vehciles.2 However, contrary to popular belief school buses are responsible…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -
  • Family to Sue Following Fatal Texas School Bus Accident

    …HOUSTON, TX (09/15/2015) — At least one family is planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit after an HISD school bus fell from an overpass on Tuesday morning, killing two female students. On the 15th of September, 2015, a school bus carrying students plunged over a highway overpass after it was struck by a car whose driver was a teacher…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • Tragic Accident May Result In Stronger Laws

    … Tragic Accident May Result In Stronger Laws After a local family lost their son when a careless driver failed to stop behind a school bus letting kids out to cross the street, tougher punishments may be enacted to ensure more people stop when facing a bus’s flashing red lights. The law currently requires that everyone on the road stop when…

    Law Office of James Alston- 8 readers -
  • 33 Injured in Summer Creek Middle School Bus Accident

    …FORT WORTH, TX (04/27/2015) — 31 students and 2 adults have been hospitalized after two Crowley ISD school buses crashed in Fort Worth on Monday afternoon. Credit: Monica S. Nagy / Star-Telegram At about 3:40 p.m., officials reported a bus accident near the intersection of Summer Creek Drive and Summer Park Drive in southwest Fort Worth. Both…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 37 readers -
  • Injured By A Car or Truck as a Pedestrian?

    … bus, it is important to know whether the bus was stopped and whether the stopping arm was out. Some school buses are covered by special laws in Indiana which require earlier time frames that other types of injuries. If an adult is crossing a street with the light, then a different analysis would apply. And even if a person or child is crossing in the middle of a street, the owner of the vehicle may still be liable. The post Injured By A Car or Truck as a Pedestrian? appeared first on Fountain Injury Law - Merry Fountain. …

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  • Risk of Pedestrian Accidents in Indianapolis

    … We all want to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. Unfortunately, along with warm weather the danger of being hit by a car increases. Four people were injured in less than a week recently in Indianapolis, the latest a young school girl as she was getting out of a car to get onto her school bus. Drivers of vehicles need to be especially careful…

    fountaininjurylaw- 37 readers -
  • Vinton School Bus Driver Arrested

    … VINTON, La. (AP) – Authorities say a 38-year-old Vinton school bus driver who admitted having sex with a teenage boy has been arrested. Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, tells the American Press Jessica Hudson was booked Tuesday with 20 counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. In a separate case, the district…

    Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney- 16 readers -
  • What Injury Risks exist for my School-aged Child in Indianapolis?

    … and fall accidents, injuries from playground equipment, accidents in chemistry labs or other dangerous classes, food poisoning from the cafeteria, assaults due to inadequate supervision, and much more. Sports injuries—Whether your child is a member of a school-sponsored sports team or simply participating in a physical education class, sports…

    fountaininjurylaw- 26 readers -
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