Public school classes start in a month in New York, what means hundreds of school buses on the streets picking up and dropping off children of every age. According to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 23 million students use these buses every day as a form of transportation to get to class everyday.
Unfortunately, in the last years, more than 150 pedestrians with less than 19 years of age died in accidents related to school; two thirds of those were caused by school buses. Riding a bus can be dangerous, and for this reason it is imperative that parents and guardians explain to their kids how to get on and off from the bus safely, and how to behave when they are inside the vehicle.
In an effort to help you keep your kids safe, we want to share with you several tips on how to use this form of transportation listed by Insurance Information Institute so you can share with your children. Pay attention to the following schools bus safety measures:
While we cannot control what drivers on the streets do, we can teach our children to make safe choices when riding a bus. As we already mentioned, it is key that you teach your children how to stay safe when going and coming back from school.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident related to a school bus contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation. We will analyze your case and explain you your legal rights.