Washington state residents of all ages rely might rely on buses as a mode of transportation. Whether it is a student riding a bus to school, an individual that relies on a city bus as their primary means for transportation or a passenger on a coach bus for a guided tour or trip, buses are able to carry a large amount of passengers at one time. While this is a beneficial feature of these vehicles, it is also means that numerous people are put at risk of an injury if a bus accident were to occur.
For most Seattle children the school year is in full swing. Each morning children across the city leave their homes to board a school bus. While on these buses, the children and their parents trust that the driver is acting as safely as possible to get them to school in one piece. For most people, a school bus is nothing more than a mode of transportation, but this bus has a great responsibility in our city. Children are some of our most precious assets and needed to be treated with the highest care.
With fall right around the corner, many Washington parents are starting to make decisions about where their children will go to school in the fall. While many factors can go into making this decision, transportation often weighs heavily on parents' minds. Parents need to know that their children can get to and from school in a safe and efficient manner. In many cases, parents may need to rely on a school bus.
While many Washington residents are out enjoying the long, warm summer days, others are already beginning to think about the back-to-school season. For many Washington parents, this time of year means they need to make decisions about how their children will get to school. Some will choose a school bus. Many may question -- how often do school bus accidents occur?
Many people routinely travel for both business and pleasure by air and many people also utilize airport shuttle services to transport them from their homes, offices or hotels to the airport on time. Drivers who work for a shuttle bus agency have an on-going duty to obey existing traffic laws while driving and have a duty to transport passengers to their destinations as safely as possible. Even though a driver may exercise caution, accidents can still happen due to the negligence of another driver on the road.
Seattle residents have a reputation for loving their coffee. On January 8, a local 32-year-old may have helped solidify that reputation by making a nearby coffee shop his first stop after being hit by a bus while trying to cross Third Avenue on his bicycle.
Investigators say that it may take a month or longer to determine whether the driver was at fault for the December 30 crash that sent a private bus over the edge of a winding mountain road and killed at least three people with ties to Washington state and the Seattle area. The bus accident resulted in at least nine fatalities and forced rescue crews to struggle with the challenge of retrieving injured victims from the bottom of a 200 foot slope in winter conditions.
Seattle residents may have heard that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down more than 27 commercial bus operations on the East Coast this week--in the largest federal shutdown on the industry. The federal agency shut the curbside bus companies down for safety violations, alleging that they posed hazards to public safety.