Carroll County was the scene of a deadly Georgia rollover accident that involved a school bus on October 4, 2010. One high school student was killed and 10 others were injured. The drive-in-training lost control of the bus and went off Highway 113 and into a ditch. The bus overturned.
In Georgia, school bus drivers are required to have special licensing in order to operate a school bus. In addition to a commercial license, school bus drivers are required to have a "passenger endorsement" and a "school bus endorsement" on their licenses. These endorsements are indicated by the letters “P” and “S” on the commercial license. In this case, the school district misunderstood the regulations. The driver had only the passenger endorsement. He did not have the proper certification to drive students.
When parents send their child off to school they assume that their schools are doing their best to keep their children safe. School districts have a responsibility to know the law and to make sure their drivers are fully certified and trained before they are allowed to transport our children. Our children’s lives should come first!
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If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in a Georgia car wreck or bus crash, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Atlanta accident attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to learn more.
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