Every year there are thousands upon thousands of accidents and fatalities with buses. According to the Highway Traffic Transportation Safety Administration there are over 130 people that die in school related crashes every year. Out of that 130 people 8% are students that are riding on the bus and that number does not include pedestrians, bicyclists, and others outside the bus that account for 21% of all fatalities. Back Since 2004, NHTSA has gathered information, and has found that both adults and children have been the victims of fatalities in busing accidents.
School bus accidents are not just a concern across the united states, but also in Ohio.
Ohio Accident Statistics
- In 2017 305,000 traffic accidents occurred in the state of Ohio
- 112,000 people were injured from car accidents in 2017
- 1,133 people died from car accidents in 2017
- 3,000 crashes involved buses in 2017
National Safety Council Tips
- Do not pass a school bus that stops to release children
• Traffic in both directions on undivided roadways must stop for a school bus. On a divided highway in Ohio drivers do not have to stop for a school bus coming the opposite direction.
- Be alert. Children do not always look when crossing the street and can cause harm to themselves from improper decisions.
• Stop behind a school bus far enough where there is a safe are for the children
- Do not follow to close to a school bus when traveling 100 feet or more is necessary.
Driving should be safe for everyone. If you don’t drive safe, remember you’re not only putting your life in danger, but you are putting other drivers and people around you in danger as well. Be Alert and always look out for others on the roadway.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an automobile accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact my office immediately. As your Ohio car accident attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 800-556-4769.