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School Bus Accident Proposal Aimed at Reckless Drivers

School bus accidents have serious consequences, particularly when young children are passengers on a bus. Making traveling to and from school safer for children is obviously a concept that all New Yorkers should embrace.

A Brooklyn lawmaker, according to the New York Daily News, is proposing a bill in the city council to put cameras in school buses. The cameras would film vehicles driving within the vicinity of a school bus, hoping to nab reckless drivers that foolishly operate their vehicles in a dangerous way around a moving or stopped school bus.

The end game would be to ticket the drivers. It would also allow a replay of an accident if one occurred; the best evidence of what at least one of the drivers in a accident did. If this is not cost-prohibitive, it sounds like a good idea. But why stop there? Why only go halfway? Why not have a camera that can also captures how the bus is being operated? The same premise applies: Keep kids safe and hold the wrongdoer accountable. What do you think?

Bus accidents that result in serious injury can be a source of great pain for a family. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident it is important that you consult with an experienced bus accident attorney. The bus accident attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy have been helping victims of bus accidents for decades. We have a long and proud history of assisting the seriously injured. Our record of success, with well over $500,000,000 in verdicts and settlements, in helping injured New Yorkers is well documented. If you would like to learn more about the firm, feel free to review our firm website at For a free consultation, contact the collision lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy at 212-736-5300.

Source: Daily News, “Councilman proposes adding cameras to buses to catch swerving cars,” May 21, 2013.