Thirty-six children were on board a Conway School District school bus when it went off the road and landed on its side in the ditch. Fortunately, the bus driver nor the children, ranging in ages between 5 to 14 years of age, were seriously injured.
According to the report on Seattle King5.com, the children were being driven home from school around 4pm when the bus accident occurred. The accident took place near the intersection of Buckland and Nelson Road, south of Mount Vernon in Skagit County. Apparently, the 41-year-old female substitute bus driver took her eyes off the road to check her route map.
Nearly 25% of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by distracted driving. Taking ones eyes off the road to adjust a radio, use a cell phone or to consult map are some of the examples of driver inattention. The proliferation of wireless communication and driver assistance systems has been escalating the number of distracted driving accidents. Driving is such a complex task that it requires a driver’s full engagement.
In this bus accident, driver inexperience may have also been a factor as the driver had only been on the job for two days.
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