Car Accident Injury Lawyers: Bus Accidents In North Carolina And South Carolina
However, in many ways, buses can be more dangerous than cars when on the roads. For example, many buses do not have passenger seat belts - something that residents are required to wear by law when traveling in a car or truck. Also, since buses are bigger and heavier than cars and pickups, they can cause more damage when they crash or collide into another vehicle. In addition, since buses are often see heavy and constant use, mechanical problems are more common to appear in buses than in privately-owned vehicles.
All in all, 1,450 people have been killed in school bus related accidents since 1990, and about 11,000 school children are injured each year in school bus accidents. Since school buses and city buses stop frequently and sometimes suddenly, they are especially prone to rear-end collisions.