Day of School Bus Crashes from Coast to Coast

Day of crashes sparks new questions about children's safety on the school bus.
2:30 | 03/13/12

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Two new questions about how safe our children are when they step on the school bus three serious crashes happen on Monday two people died. Many were seriously injured -- ABC's Dan Harris -- weakening for joins us with much more. On this morning -- have a good morning to you in the pantheon of parental nightmares the crash of a school bus pass to be at or near the top and it happened three times. In America on Monday and in none of these cases -- the buses have seat belts. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Indianapolis 7:45. AM a school bus -- right into the side of a railroad bridge the driver and one of the students dead two children in critical condition. Eight others hurt. With frantic parents arriving on the scene there office. Officials at a loss to explain what happened. It is unclear at this time of why the bus driver -- -- about it whether there was a medical condition involved the work. Come and other vehicle involved. Almost exactly three hours later in Quincy Washington this part staffing -- a school bus rolled over on its side. 38 students were in there and one female driver. Three of the kids seriously injured. And then in the afternoon in rural Ohio this bus runs up the side of the road several of the students inside require medical attention. In none of these cases did the buses have seat belts inflaming a heated the long running debate. Only six states in America require seat belts of any kind. There is no other motor vehicle on the road that does not require a lap shoulder -- other than a school bus. Some argue that equipping school buses with seat belts would be too expensive and that the vehicles are generally very safe as it -- That those high backed padded seats work well enough to keep kids protected. But critics point to crashes like this one caught on surveillance video where -- compartmentalize. Seats. Failed to keep the student from being tossed all over the place. The school bus design it's a dinosaur if we can add a measure of safety why would we not do it. What really interesting theory as to why there were so many crashes in one day yesterday in the day after daylight saving -- in many drivers may be tired because of lack of sleep. Revenue many of we have heard about that can thank you --

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