Lee County School Bus Involved in Wreck in Albany
ALBANY, GA. – August 24, 2018 (walb.com) A school bus from Lee County, Georgia, was involved in a wreck in Albany the morning of August 24, according to an online news report from walb.com.*
The wreck occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on August 24 at the intersection of Palmyra and Stuart Avenue in Albany, Georgia. A school bus from Lee County and an SUV collided under unknown circumstances. It is not clear whether students were on the bus at the time or whether anyone was injured in the accident. The crash is under investigation.
School has been in session for several weeks around Georgia, and districts across the state were recently testing all of their buses to make sure they were ready for the new year. Each year, millions of students use buses to travel to and from Georgia schools. To prepare the buses for such rigorous use, districts perform a series of tests leading up to the start of every school year. The Georgia Motor Vehicle Compliance Division says testing includes the buses’ emergency lights, operational lights, tires, brakes, and every other piece of equipment. If one of the buses doesn’t meet standards, it will be repaired or taken out of circulation.
This testing doesn’t end after the beginning of the school year, either. Every school district is required to test its buses at least once a month and to renew safety certificates once a year. Interested parents can always ask to see the decal or safety certificate for their child’s bus.
In addition, drivers must make sure all of their qualifications meet district standards before they can operate the school buses. This includes fingerprinting, reference checks, and background checks, along with at least 20 hours of safety training a year.
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