School bus safety: Special needs parents say gaps in system put their children at risk
Since a school bus crash on Route 80 ended the lives of a fifth-grader and one of her teachers in May, a litany of bills from federal and state lawmakers focusing on driving records and physical fitness have been proposed. But those bills, some of which focus on notification systems for suspended licenses or seat belt use, do little to address gaps in oversight and regulation of private school bus fleets, an investigation by the USA Today Network New Jersey has found.
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