Around 25 million students nationwide travel on school buses every day. School buses are designed with safety in mind, with flashing lights, giant mirrors, stop-sign arms, seat belts, and energy-absorbing seat backs. Data shows that riding a school bus is the safest way to travel. Nearly two-thirds of school bus-related fatalities occur outside of the school bus, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Although buses are designed for safety, all moving vehicles involve risk. The following safety tips have been recommended by the NHTSA.
At Thomas J. Henry Law, we have the experience and resources to handle your child’s case. If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, contact our offices. Our experienced bus accident lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends, and can provide you with a free case review.