With school about to start, it’s a good time to talk about school bus safety. Last week, we discussed school transportation safety tips parents could teach their kids. This time, we’re highlighting advice for drivers to help prevent accidents with school buses.
Of the school-age pedestrians killed in school transportation accidents from 2003-2012, 30 percent were hit by another vehicle on the road. When traveling near a school bus, you must use extreme caution. Kids are often distracted when getting on and off school vehicles. And they are more likely to be severely hurt than an adult, even in a minor collision.
For all the reasons listed above, and in an effort to help drivers avoid accidents with a school bus, we want to share several safety tips listed by Ensurance.com that will help you remember to drive carefully:
As drivers, it is our responsibility to help school bus drivers do their job and protect the children who are in it. You should also drive carefully around school zones. Do not underestimate the power you have behind the wheel, keep your eyes wide open to avoid accidents.
If you or a loved one suffered an accident related to a school bus contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation.