Category: Bus Accidents

Philadelphia Bus Accident Lawyers Discuss Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Many of us ride buses every day. Those who do not often share the road with buses as they drive cars, cycle, or walk through the city. Buses, like all other types of vehicle, can be dangerous to their passengers and others on the roadway, particularly when the driver is negligent. However, driver negligence is not the only issue that can cause a bus accident to occur. Issues like poorly-maintained roadways, poorly designed roads and parking lots, and external factors[…] Read More

School Bus Safety Reminders

As summer comes to an end and the school year approaches, approximately 25 million students nationwide will utilize school buses a means of transportation to and from school.  School bus safety is an important issue parents should discuss with their children before the beginning of the school year, especially for first time riders. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, school buses are the safest means of transportation for children getting to and from school.  Moreover, The National Safety[…] Read More

Seat Belts Make School Buses Safer

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that seat belt use can increase a vehicle occupant’s chance of surviving a car crash by up to 60%.  Despite this fact, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency responsible for setting the national standards for school bus safety, only requires passengers on school buses weighing less than 10,000 pounds to wear seat belts.  School buses in excess of 10,000 pounds account for 80% of those transporting children. There are six[…] Read More