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August 17, 2016

Back to School

Kids in Duval County and all over Florida will soon be headed back to school. That said, it might be a good idea for drivers to go back to school for a refresher course about safety rules regarding sharing the road with school buses and driving in school zones. It is estimated that over 50,000…

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July 9, 2015

Children Injured in School Bus Crash

Six children and three adults were injured in a Jacksonville accident when two school buses on their way to a summer camp collided on the highway. According to a WJAX-TV news report, the school bus accident occurred at Interstate 95 and 8th Street in Jacksonville. Officials say one bus was traveling in the fast lane…

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February 16, 2015

Aging and Dangerous Tires on School Buses

Traveling by school bus is widely considered the safest way to transport your child to school. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 58 percent of student fatalities involve teen drivers, 23 percent of students killed in car accidents are traveling with an adult driver and only one percent of students killed are…

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March 26, 2013

Parents Want Policy Change After Children Injured in School Bus Crash

Two children were recently injured after a Cape Coral school bus they were occupants in was struck by a U-haul truck. Now their parents are asking why a driver with a long rap sheet that included several drug-related charges was allowed to rent a commercial truck in the first place. Cape Coral Police reported that…

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February 8, 2012

Proposal to Put Cameras on Florida School Buses to Catch Dangerous Drivers

Florida state Senator Oscar Braynon, wants to install cameras on school buses to catch violators who fail to obey school bus safety laws and fine them $200. A First Coast News investigation from Jacksonville followed a school bus and caught six drivers who sped past a stopped school bus during just three stops. One irate…

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January 10, 2012

Two Injured in Jacksonville Eastside School Bus Wreck

A mother and her young child were injured and hospitalized after a wreck with a school bus early in the morning on January 5. It happened on the Eastside of Jacksonville when witnesses say the woman, driving a Dodge pickup truck, tried to pass the bus as it was stopped with flashing light to load…

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October 5, 2011

Eleven Lakeland Students Injured After School Bus Collision

Eleven students from a Lakeland elementary school along with two adults had to be hospitalized Monday, October 3, after a car collided with their school bus on South Florida Avenue and Fitzgerald Road in Polk County. There were 45 children on the bus from Scott Lake Elementary School ranging from kindergartners to fifth graders and…

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August 25, 2011

NHTSA Denies Petition to Require Seat Belts on School Buses

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has denied a petition to require seat belts in school buses saying it would be too costly and school buses are already safe, reports Fair Warning. The petition had been filed by the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington, D.C. based auto safety group has been denied by…

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