Just How Safe is the Average School Bus? A Personal Injury Attorney Explains
You want to be sure that your child is safe when riding the school bus, but are they really? At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we have assisted school bus accident victims and their parents. We are here today to address the various questions that parents may have. Don’t forget to give us a call at 909-982-0707 if you want a free legal consultation.
School buses: how safe are they?
Unbelievably, school buses are among the safest cars on the road. This is due to a number of factors, including the industry’s and government authorities’ attempts to make school buses safer, technological advancements in the school bus business, and the frequency with which school bus traffic laws are vigorously enforced. Additionally, the requirement for highly trained school bus drivers contributes to increased safety.
Are school buses safer now than they were a few years ago?
Yes. They are superior to the school bus you could have used as a child in strength, cleanliness, and maintenance. To see for yourself how far your district has come, you can always request a tour of one of their buses.
What obligations do school bus drivers have?
To protect their kids, teachers need to undergo specialized training in a variety of areas. For instance, they receive safety training, participate in pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing, and successfully pass stringent background checks.
Why is driving a child to school safer than using a school bus?
Simply put, compared to how passenger cars are designed, school buses are created differently. Due to their safety features, school buses are safer in terms of preventing accidents and minimizing injuries in the event that they do happen. Due to stop arm laws that prevent students from being hurt in pedestrian accidents after getting off the bus, school buses are also safer for pupils when they get off.
What security features safeguard kids?
School buses are built with features that make them very visible to other vehicles on the road, including flashing red lights, stop-sign arms, cross-view mirrors, protective seating, high-crush standards, and features that prevent them from rolling over and protect the occupants in the event of a rollover.
What do I do if a school bus accident injures my child?
The following variables affect the answer to that question: Who was to blame? Which wounds did your child have? Was the bus company a privately or publicly owned business? Whatever the circumstance, you ought to contact a qualified personal injury attorney right once. For a free legal consultation, call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707.