Ten Injured in Bronx School Bus Crash
A school bus carrying seven children was struck by a car that ran a red light early Wednesday morning. The bus was hit just before 8 a.m. on Southern Boulevard near East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx. According to the Department of Education, the car hit the driver’s side of the bus, causing it to jump the curb and crash into the front of a restaurant. Ten people were taken to Jacobi Hospital after the accident. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
Federal school bus seat belt requirements vary depending on the size of the bus. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration only requires seat belts on buses weighing less than 10,000 pounds. Larger buses, which comprise more than 80 percent of the buses on the roads today, are not required to be equipped with seat belts. However, individual states and school districts can require large buses to have seat belts. New York was the first state to require school buses to be equipped with seat belts; however, New York’s law allows local school boards to determine if students must use the seat belts. According to the New York Association for pupil transportation, only about 35 of the state’s 690 school districts require their students to use the seat belts.
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