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Seatbelts and AEB recommended for all school buses

On May 22, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all school buses across the U.S. be equipped with both lap and shoulder belts. It also recommended that New York, along with New Jersey, Florida and Louisiana, upgrade their requirement to include shoulder belts rather than lap belts alone.

Bus crash in New York leaves 3 injured

Media outlets have reported that a head-on collision involving a charter bus and an SUV left three people injured on the evening of April 28. Initial accounts do not indicate if the injured road users were traveling on the bus or in the SUV. The accident took place in the southbound lanes of the New York State Thruway in Orange County at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Bus full of students crashes in New York

A bust that was approximately 4 feet too tall to properly pass under an overpass on Southern State Parkway suffered a major roof collision on April 8. The crash involved two serious injuries, five moderate injuries and many more minor injuries. The bus was transporting New York high school students returning from a spring trip to Europe; there were 38 teens as well as five adult chaperones on the bus.

Steps to take in the aftermath of a bus crash

When people are involved in a New York bus accident, there are certain steps that hthey should take. For example, it is important to determine the extent of a person's injuries as well as the extent of the injuries others have suffered. Furthermore, those who were on the bus or who witnessed the crash should record as many details about the accident as possible.

Liability in bus accidents

Tour bus riders in New York many have legal recourse if they are passengers on a bus that's involved in an accident. Depending on the type of contract that was used and its terms, multiple parties could be held liable for injuries sustained as a result of the accident.

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