First Take: Putting Your Money Where Your Lap-Shoulder Belts Are

Children will drown if their school buses submerge in a body of water. They won’t have time to evacuate during a school bus fire. They will be forced off the school bus and into a less safe ride to and from school because of decreased passenger capacity. On average one student’s life will be saved a year while costs of new school buses skyrocket. 

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N.Y. Attorney General Targets School Buses Running Red Lights

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he aims to close a loophole in state law that doesn’t require school bus contractors to report their drivers’ red-light infractions to the DMV, while the state’s school bus contractors association responded that the companies are unfairly under attack.

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$36 Million Awarded to Girl Hurt At School Bus Crossing

A jury ordered a school bus contractor to pay $36.1 million to the family of a girl struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross to her school bus, which was located at an unsafe stop that the company's bus driver never reported to management.

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Bond Reduced for School Bus Driver in Chattanooga Crash Case

A Hamilton County, Tennessee, judge approved a bond reduction for Johnthony Walker after reviewing statements and evidence submitted on behalf of the former school bus driver accused of vehiclular homicide in the fatal November 2016 Chattanooga school crash that killed six children and hospitalized 23 others.

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