What Are School Bus Drivers Supposed to do When Accidents Happen?
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that an accident in Jones County has led to parents questioning what school bus drivers are supposed to do when students sustain injuries or when accidents happen.*
The incident that led to the scrutiny took place earlier this week when a student arrived home with a concussion and bleeding chin. Parents are saying that the driver of the bus should have called an ambulance when the child was injured after the bus was involved in a minor crash.
According to the school district, when accidents take place, bus drivers are supposed to radio the dispatcher to let them know the location. If injuries occurred, then law enforcement and emergency medical services will be involved, andthe superintendent and deputy superintendent are notified of the incident. A mechanic is also sent out to check whether the bus is safe. If the bus is damaged, a second bus is sent to take the passengers where they need to go.
The drivers all take best practices courses, andaccording to the Transportation Director for the Baldwin County School District, Donald Tuft, about 75 percent of the drivers have first aid and CPR certifications.
School bus safety is a topic currently being addressed in the United States House and Senate. A bill was introduced that would require schoolbuses to have seat belts. Seat belts on school buses are required in some locations, but in many parts of the country, school children ride to and from school without buckling up. The proposed School Bus Safety Act would also require buses to have the technologyfor lowering the risk of collisions.
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