Author: Michael Ehline - Bus Accident Attorney

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Making Riding the Bus Easier for You Child

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Yes, the “I don’t want to get on” excuse. It’s as old as school buses themselves. Your young student just started their time in school, and now it’s time to see them off on the old yellow bus. Sometimes it’s not that easy, depending on their personality. These are all factors to remember as you’re convincing your little one to get on the bus and be safe.

Consider all of these as they get used to the idea of taking the school bus to learn every day. You and they will each be happy that you did. With this and more info is the Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC out of Southern California. They’re nationally recognized fighters for safer roads and crash liability. Their lead attorney, Michael Ehline, is a lobbyist for safer travel. Read this column for more info and safety ideas.

How to Make that First Month Easier

Sometimes the first month on a school bus can be a dream or a nightmare. Sometimes the student’s reaction to the bus is different than their personality. For example, ever see the most outgoing kid hide behind their parents rather than head on the bus? It happens. To minimize the chances of any issues, there are several things you can do ahead of time.

Make sure that your child is well informed about the coming bus. Sometimes it’s a last minute thought, with all of the other routines in life. In addition, make sure they know how to board, who will be aboard, and where they are going. Each one will answer a question in their mind.

For example, have a plan in case they don’t want to board. The program can be different for each child but might include a way to have them talk to the bus driver before the first day of school.

Keep a routine. Make sure that you are consistent. It will make the process smoother and be a way for your child to truly appreciate the experience of being on the bus and heading to school.

Texas Bus Crash Kills 13

How Did the Valdez County Crash Occur?

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Tragedy struck a rural area of Texas not far from San Antonio. A pickup truck crashed head-on into a passenger bus in northern Valdez County. So far thirteen people died in this terrible accident.

The driver of the pickup survived the wreck. However, the passengers on the 2004 Turtle Top bus were not as fortunate. Only one person aboard that vehicle survived. The passengers were members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels Texas on a senior outing trip.

ABC News reported on the disaster. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration sent agents to the scene. As the site unfolds, more and more bad news comes out.

Governor Greg Abbott extended their “deepest condolences to the victims and the families of those involved in today’s tragic event.” He also thanked the first responders treating the accident victims.

Unfortunately Not Unique

Such an incident is not the first bus crash in recent times. Because of loopholes, buses remain harmful for riders and other drivers. In most cases, bus companies hire the right drivers. However, in some cases, companies hire drivers without a CDL or the right experience.

In other cases, companies do not repair their vehicles as required by law. Furthermore, in others, corporations or public agencies will flout regulations. All of these issues result in severe tragedies like the one we see in Texas.

In California, the NBC Bay Area station reported on a similar situation. In this case, Caltrans did not use the proper highway markings along Highway 101, according to the NHTSA. This crash killed two people and hurt 13 others in 2016. The driver was largely un-blamed. Additionally, only two of the 21 passengers wore their seatbelts.

Keep your attention here for more info. Also, the Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC will cover the unfolding situation and other similar cases.

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