Indiana State Police (ISP) officials are urging motorists to be more aware when driving, especially around school buses, after four students were killed in separate incidents that occurred over the past five weeks.
A 2016 Freightliner straight truck that was towing a trailer, rear-ended a school bus at an Indiana railroad stop, killing one student and sending several more to hospitals with non-life-threating injuries.
One child was pronounced dead and at least 45 other individuals were injured after their driver lost control of their bus, causing it to leave an Arkansas highway and overturn.
The International Transport Forum (ITF) obtained data on road safety outcomes for 31 different cities, throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia and the South Pacific.
The first school bus was a horse-drawn wagons around 1890. Then a motorized school bus was born in the early 1900s. These school buses were called “Kid Hacks.” The first all-metal school bus was built in 1930. During the 1930’s, more and more children were going to school, which meant more school buses were needed.