Idaho State Police reported a car accident on 1200 N, just south of Shelley in Bingham County. A school bus stopped eastbound on 1200 N with its stop lights and stop sign activated. A juvenile driver also heading eastbound on 1200 N, struck the rear of the school bus. No drivers or children on the school bus were reportedly injured. It is unclear why the juvenile driver hit the school bus. The eastbound lane of traffic was blocked for about an hour and a half while crews worked to clear the accident.
Car Accidents Involving a School Bus
School bus accidents are more common than you might think. In fact, on average, each year 137 people have been killed in school transportation-related accidents. In addition, hundreds more are injured in these types of accidents. When it comes to being involved in an accident with a school bus, the safest place to be is on the bus. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists make up 93 percent of the fatalities mentioned above. Statistics are provided by the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Prevent an Accident Involving a School Bus
Although there are certain scenarios where an accident is unavoidable, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and others from being injured in a car accident.
Refrain from all distractions while driving. Texting, using a cell phone, talking or even listening to music are all considering things that can be a distraction to the driver. Refrain from such activities when behind the wheel.
Maintain a safe distance from a school bus when walking, biking, or driving. You want to make sure you have plenty of time to school in the event of an emergency.
Take the time to read the school bus laws in your state. Here are the Idaho Rules of the Road as well as other tips to keep your safe on our Car Accidents page.
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