http://on.khou.com/1FcuKFNLeaving two students dead and three injured after Houston ISD bus over-corrected and went off the overpass 610 South Loop, Tues. Sept. 15. “The final rule, beginning in November 2016, newly manufactured buses will be required to be equipped with lap and shoulder belts for each driver and passenger seat.” –NHTSA
Your child is to buckle up in a car shouldn’t they do the same in a bus? Yes there is going to be a new law for NEW buses to be equipped with lap and shoulder belts. What about the older buses that is still in use? You might need insurance for your child if they ride the bus. Your kids are not adequately insured when riding a school bus so how can you fix this? Uninsured Motorist Coverage is your answer, school bus accidents fall under governmental immunity, which is why payouts are capped. I wrote an article last august in my free monthly newspaper about kids riding school buses and how parents can be insured. Nationwide, there is an average of 142 school transportation related fatalities a year, with two-thirds directly caused by school buses.
Louisa Pacheco, HISD bus driver, said "If they would have been in their seat belts they may have survived, like me. If I wasn't in my seat belt, can you imagine? I wouldn't be here," –abcnews