You are driving down the road. It is a beautiful day and all is well in your world. The radio is on your favorite station and thoughts go to later in the day, when you will be in a video chat with your mom and dad. Suddenly in a split second, reality changes in the moment of a deafening crash. Your car has been struck by a pickup truck going through a stop sign.
The Coronavirus drastically changed our world and societal structure in a short period of time. As we shelter in place and many businesses remain closed, medical professionals and other essential employees continue to work around the clock, some with insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE).
According to the US Department of Transportation, bus travel has the lowest number of annual fatalities, compared to air, railroad and highway transport. Buses are a safe way to get from Point A to Point B, whether they are shuttling students to school or for those not traveling by motor vehicle. Bureau of Transportation statistics from 2017 show buses accounted for 71,000 total highway crashes, compared to 129,000 motorcycle and 7,200,000 passenger car accidents.
In today’s busy world, we are often in a rush to get from Point A to Point B. Unfortunately, this reality can be dangerous for our kids. In Connecticut alone, thousands of children take the bus to school every day. When drivers are in a hurry to get to their destinations, it puts students waiting for the bus and crossing the road at risk.