25 Sep '14, 10pm

Latest News: Rep. Braley Calls for House Hearings to Advance School Bus Safety Act

Rep. Bruce Braley of Iowa sent a letter Thursday to Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Nick Rahall to urge the committee to take up the legislation. Braley introduced the new School Bus Safety Act in May. He pointed out that from 2001 to 2010, there were 1,236 school transportation–related crashes that every year kill 19 students on average, according to an estimate by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "Simply put, there are too many accidents killing children in and around school buses every year," Braley said in a statement. "There are things we can do to make our children safer, and I urge the Committee to take up this important matter before one more child is involved in a preventable accident." For the past two years, Braley has been hot on the trail of safety improvements in the wake of the 2012 death of Kadyn...

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