Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
August 16, 2002
"Good morning," Johnny Hudley (left) greets child after child as they make their way to school on his bus. Meanwhile, some parents prefer to drop their kids off at school themselves.
"It's on my route, so I drop them off on way to work," Karen Smith says.
What's the safest way to go? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tracked both forms of transportation the past decade. Their statistics show that a child is eight times more likely to be injured in a crash riding with their parents, than on the bus.
23.5 million children ride the bus to and from school each day, and though it's big news when it happens, only ten die each year.
"We take a lot of training, we are trained to do what we're supposed to do," Hudley says." We look at all the mirrors, and know what's going on front and back."
Buses are built to withstand major impact, and full of safety measures and devices. The camera serves as an extra set of eyes for the driver. Then there's first aid kits, emergency exits, flashing stop signs, and a team of support staff, like crossing guards, making sure everyone gets on and off the bus safely.
But still the key to safe driving, is the men and women at the wheel.
"You have to like to do this and want to do this," Hudley says.
They are entrusted with the safety of our children everyday, navigating the twists and turns, and proud of a safety record, that puts them above all others "Safest transportation back and forth to school."
The study found nationwide, school busses travel 4.3 billion of roadways each year. Though they are the safest form of transportation, NHTSA is making some safety improvement recommendations to Congress. They say seat backs should be four inches higher, and should come equipped with shoulder belts.