ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ An analysis of bus-related traffic records statewide over the last three years shows most of the accidents involving school buses are caused by other drivers.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (http://on.rocne.ws/1aW7Gbh ) reports that more than 3,900 bus-related accidents were recorded statewide between July 2010 and May 2013. Those include passengers bruised by sudden stops, minor fender-benders and serious crashes.
Of the 2,783 crashes reported statewide, 1,540 or about 55 percent, were considered ``preventable.'' Of those, the bus drivers were considered to have ``poor judgment'' or be ``distracted'' in 119 crashes.
There were 376 students injured statewide in bus crashes during those years, and one was killed.