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Michigan Looks to Strengthen Penalties Against Drivers Who Pass School Buses

Synopsis The highest injury risk for school-age children who take the bus happens while entering or exiting the bus and struck by another vehicle attempting to pass illegally. Local lawmakers are looking at harsher penalties under new bills in the state Legislature to prevent school bus-related accidents caused by motorists who knowingly or repeatedly pass […]

10 Back to School Safety Tips for Your Teen

Synopsis About 100 children in the United States are killed every year while traveling to or from school, and 25,000 others sustain serious injuries as a result of school zone crashes, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Congested intersections and crosswalks, impaired drivers, inattentive and distracted drivers, as well as motorists who speed or drive too […]

Bus Crash Raises Questions at University of Michigan

University of Michigan Bus Passengers Question Safety of Using Public Transportation After Crash The recent onslaught of Michigan’s winter snowfall may have triggered a crash between a University of Michigan public transportation bus and a tree at 1100 Block Fuller Road, according to the University of Michigan Police Department. About 20 passengers, a mix of […]

6 Ways to Avoid School Zone Hazards

6 Tips for Safely Navigating School Zone Traffic It’s that time of year again. The school bags are stuffed, bus stops packed, and bike tires aired all in preparation to the back to school trek for Michigan’s 1.5 million school-age kids. Meanwhile, city roads continue to become increasingly congested at a growing number of key […]

Bus Safety Reminders for the Back to School Season

School Bus Safety – Talk To Your Child Yes, it is true. Even though four to six school-age children die each year on school transportation vehicles, that’s less than one percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide, the more than 25 million schoolchildren who ride the 480,000 school buses each day are much safer taking that […]

Chattanooga School Bus Accident Highlights Familiar Risks

Parents across the United States are reeling this week from news about a tragic school bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In a horrific crash still under investigation by authorities, six children lost their lives. Another twelve children remain hospitalized, six of them in critical condition. It’s been heartbreaking to see the stories of young children […]