Category: Bus Accidents

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August 31, 2022

The Michigan school bus traffic laws prohibit drivers from passing a school bus that is stopped and has its red lights flashing. Drivers must stop at least 20 feet away and cannot resume driving until the bus lights are turned off or the bus begins moving. Stop-arm cameras record drivers who unlawfully pass. Penalties range …

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June 4, 2018

Ways to minimize the risk of a school bus crash caused by negligent motorists include imposing criminal penalties when appropriate

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October 10, 2017

Report finds 1 in 5 children riding in an unsafe school bus after failing safety inspections. If you’re a parent, here is how to find out if the school bus your child is riding to school in is safe or not

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September 5, 2017

A school bus driver is exempt from the same rules as truck and commercial bus drivers. Some recent tragedies show the fatal consequences of such lax regulations

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July 20, 2017

Court rules SMART bus accident victim was right to file notice of No-Fault claim with SMART bus, not with his mother’s insolvent car insurance company

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June 28, 2017

In story on a national safety crisis for our children, CBS News asks: Shouldn’t school bus drivers be as safe as drivers transporting lettuce?

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November 29, 2016

School districts must hire qualified school bus drivers — and then act and react when safety complaints arise I recently wrote about the fatal Baltimore accident involving a school bus and a public MTA bus that killed six people and injured 10 more, stressing the dire need for more school bus driver training. This is …

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November 25, 2016

A recent tragic school bus-MTA accident in Baltimore, Maryland, took the lives of the bus drivers and four others, and injured 10 more. On the morning of Nov. 1, 2016, the school bus, driven by Glenn Chappell, veered into oncoming traffic and ripped through the side of a Maryland Transit Administration bus. While investigators don’t …

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June 28, 2016

A CDL and about 10 hours of training, and most school bus drivers are good to go under federal and Michigan law I recently spoke at a legal conference for injury attorneys who litigate serous truck injury and bus accident cases. One point I made was how incredible it is that school bus drivers are …

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