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Bus Accidents Archives

Prevention is the best way to reduce Chicago school bus accidents

Autumn is a busy time of year for young girls and boys in America. They are settling in at school, getting ready for Halloween, and of course, spending time on school buses. It is a prime time for school bus accidents as motor vehicles and buses settle into a mutually safe traffic pattern.

Police say spilled coffee caused bus rollover accident

Authorities are saying that a driver distracted by spilled coffee was to blame for an accident that sent 29 people, most of them high school basketball players, to the hospital on Saturday, March 19. The 21 players were from Griffith High School in Griffith, Indiana. They, along with team officials, were on their way to Lafayette to play in a state tournament when the accident occurred.

Why don't school buses have seat belts?

Seat belt laws can be rather confusing. It's been found time and time again that seat belts protect people in car accidents in Illinois, reducing injuries and saving lives. However, when children are put on school buses, seat belts are suddenly ignored, as they're no longer mandatory. Why does this happen?

Essential school bus precautions to teach your kids

The first time that most Chicago area parents put their kids on a school bus is a big milestone, and probably one that's more frightening for them than for their little ones. While school bus drivers are tasked with the safety of their passengers both in and around the vehicles, it's still essential to teach your children some very important safety precautions to help minimize the danger of an unfortunate and perhaps even tragic accident.

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