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One school bus hits another in Raleigh

Posted November 10, 2008

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— One Wake County school bus hit another bus during a field trip to downtown Raleigh Monday morning.

The first bus bumped the rear of the other one at 2 E. South St. around 11:25 a.m., police said. One child was transported to a local hospital as a precaution, said Bill Poston, a spokesman for the school system.

The rest of the seventh-graders from Daniels Middle School in Raleigh continued on to see a play at the Progress Energy Center, Poston said.

Raleigh police were investigating the accident.

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  • pebbles262004 Nov 10, 2008

    Back when we rode buses as students, we did't talk on cell phones. We didn't fight with our husbands or wife before we left home. Our mind was not on what our kids where doing ,the night before....We were so much safer . Just had to say that....:)

  • BSEE-View Nov 10, 2008

    Back when I drove a bus (I was in high school at the time), we had a rule of 300 feet to the next bus. That is, 1 football field away from another bus on the road. I guess they need to start following those rules again.

  • Scubagirl Nov 10, 2008

    NOBODY follows the safe distance rule anymore...not school buses, city buses, 'important' people in cars, people putting on make-up in cars NOBODY!
    glad kids weren't hurt.

  • WhatIsTheDrama Nov 10, 2008

    "Yep, seriously, when students drove buses they were governed to no faster than 35 mph and you hardly ever heard of a school bus accident that was the student's fault"

    Have you ever tried going ANYWHERE in Wake County at 35mph, especially nowadays??? When high school students drove, traffic was nowhere in the shape it's in now. They were convoying through downtown when this occurred. This bus driver was not following a safe distance, bottomline.

  • RonnieR Nov 10, 2008

    Yep, seriously, when students drove buses they were governed to no faster than 35 mph and you hardly ever heard of a school bus accident that was the student's fault.

  • Common Sense Man Nov 10, 2008

    "First, can you please explain to me how adult drivers are safer than HS student drivers?"

    Seriously?

  • mathforall Nov 10, 2008

    Two questions come to mind when I see this headline. First, can you please explain to me how adult drivers are safer than HS student drivers? Secondly, do any of the adult drivers use the safe following distances described in the bus driver training? Any day I'm expecting to see a headline describing an accident where multiple children (not that one getting hurt isn't one too many) are hurt or killed due to failure to observe the bus driving rules.