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Are Bus Crashes Becoming More Common in Texas?

Are bus accidents becoming more common in Austin? In October, two school buses and a Jeep collided in southeast Austin. Two people were evaluated for injuries. According to Austin Independent School District, school bus crashes are happening at a slightly higher rate this year compared to 2016. At this time in the year last year, there were 33 school bus…
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New Law Requires Buses to Have Seat Belts in Texas

Should school buses have seat belts for children? The debate has been a lively one, perhaps sparked most recently by the devastating bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In late November 2016, bus driver Johnthony Walker was driving 37 children home from school when he sped around a corner. As he did, he hit a utility pole and flipped the bus…
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“Extremely Dangerous” Bus Driver Fired from Lockhart ISD

Bus accidents have been in the news a lot lately, from the Chattanooga school bus crash that killed six children to the Southeast Texas crash that injured 35. Lockhart ISD, just south of Austin, may have just prevented such a tragedy from occurring in the near future by firing a bus driver deemed “incredibly dangerous” by the school district. Quick…
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School Bus Seat Belt Laws Proposed in Texas

In September of 2015, a school bus in Houston drove off an overpass and plunged 21 feet to the road below. Two children died and two others were seriously injured. None of the children on the bus were wearing seat belts. For the last decade or so, lawmakers in Texas have been fighting for seat belts on school buses, but…
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Devastating Bus Crash Kills Two, Injures 18

When a big vehicle hits a small vehicle, the result is often devastating. When two big vehicles collide – well, you get the picture. Two deaths and several injuries resulted from a recent truck crash in North Texas. A bus carrying the Mount Pleasant High School track team was driving near a town about 100 miles away from Dallas when…
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