"School Bus Safety Week" underway in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - This week is "School Bus Safety Week" in Alabama. State education leaders hope to call attention to the nearly half a million miles traveled each day by Alabama's school children.

More than 9,000 school buses will transport almost 400,000 students to school this morning. Proper inspections and repairs make sure those students make the trip safely.

Last week, state inspectors shut down bus service in Macon County because of overdue inspections and maintenance. State School Superintendent Dr. Joe Morton says the situation could have been dangerous.

School Bus Safety Week comes about a month before the four year anniversary of the bus crash in Huntsville that killed 4 students, injured dozens more, and sparked a 3-year study on the possibility of adding seat belts to school buses. The results from that study will be released at a meeting on October 25th.

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