school bus safety

When is it safe to pass a school bus in Ohio?

Being stuck behind a school bus while rushing to work can be frustrating, but school bus safety is more important than shaving a few minutes off your commute time. From 2010 to 2019, there were 1,199 people of all ages killed in school transportation-related crashes—an average of 120 fatalities per year. Bus drivers, pedestrians,...

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School Safety: When do you have to stop for a school bus in Ohio?

  Do you know when to stop for school buses? If you're running late on your commute or already frustrated with traffic, it's tempting to blow off the rules and hope for the best. But is shaving a minute or two off your commute worth the risks? Between 2008 and 2017, more than 1,200...

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School Bus Driver Liability for Injuries

Earlier this year, the Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments about liability for injuries to children involving school buses. The issue in the case was whether school bus drivers are liable for injuries and fatalities when students do not go straight home after leaving the bus.  Although the court dismissed the case, the general issues...

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Student Hit While Exiting School Bus

Last week was National School Bus Safety week. The idea began in 1964 and has grown to a national event. Schools and other organizations across the country mark the occasion by distributing safety materials and urging motorists to drive carefully. Unfortunately, not everyone headed the warnings. On Wednesday, a vehicle ignored school bus warning...

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