Since October, there have been more than a dozen school bus crashes. One of the most recent was in March near Desert Inn and Eastern. A bus carrying special need students collided with a pickup truck. Thankfully, there were no injuries.
According to data obtained by Contact 13, CCSD school buses were in 545 crashes in 2016/17 school year. Many of those were very minor with a side mirror scraping another bus or tree branch. School bus drivers were found to be a rault in just over half of all incidents.
To help keep your kids safe, the district tells us a new state law will require seat belts on any new buses the district buys next year. And the distr requires all drivers involved in a crash to take a refresher defensive driving course.