When parents put their children on school buses, they expect that their children will get to and from school safely. And, often this is the case. School buses are equipped with a variety of safety measures that help to prevent school bus accidents and injuries.
As summer draws to a close, thousands of Missouri school children are headed back to class. Many of these children will rely on busses to transport them safely to school. Unfortunately, these buses are not immune to accidents. Like all mass transit accidents, school bus accidents have the potential to cause serious damage to passengers and other accident victims.
While many people throughout Missouri and the United States rely on personal vehicles to travel from place to place, mass transit is still widely used. From busses to airplanes and trains, millions of Americans trust mass transit vehicles to get them safely to and from their destinations. In many cases, mass transit vehicles are safe, but when an accident does happen, they can result in serious injuries.
Buses have been around almost as long as cars, serving the ever-important function of transporting large groups of people at once. School buses transport some of the most precious cargo on the planet - children -- and have been doing so since the early 1900's. While there have been many changes and improvements to the school bus, one that has been lacking in many cities and states around the nation is seat belts.
Accidents involving buses of all types occur in communities throughout the nation, including Kansas City, Missouri, on a regular basis. Sometimes the buses involved are school buses in the process of transporting children either to or from school. As readers of this blog may be aware, we wrote about once such Missouri bus accident last month. While these collisions often only result in minor injuries, other times, there are fatalities. This outcome may be avoided through proper training.