ROCK ISLAND, IL- Kwqc.com writes that a school bus was involved in a Rock Island crash on Friday, December 14, 2018. The crash happened at the intersection of 30th Street and 7th Avenue. None of the students from Milan or Rock Island schools were involved in the accident.*
School bus crashes rarely result in injuries to the bus’s occupants. These vehicles are designed to be the safeston the road. The color of school buses is specifically designed to make them noticeable to others on the road. This makes it less likely for a school bus to be overlooked. The safety standards for school buses are far more demanding than they are for other buses and vehicles. When school buses are involved in collisions, the victims are most often individuals who are in other vehicles.
School buses also have stop sign arms and flashing lights that are meant to attract the attention of drivers. The law is also written with the intent of protecting the occupants of school buses by making it illegal to pass a bus when the bus is either dropping off or picking up students.
As a result of the safety measures designed to make school buses as safe as possible, children who take these vehicles to school are about 70 times more likely to make it to school safely as compared to students who drive to school or are driven to school in passenger vehicles.
There has been an ongoing debate as to whetherschool buses should be required to have seatbelts. Currently, there is no federal law stating that school buses need to be equipped with restraints because the vehicles are designed to be safe even without seatbelts.
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