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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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