Railroad Crossing Arm Impales School Bus

A school bus tries to cross railroad tracks when the crossing arm goes through the bus, breaks windows, and lands in a student’s lap. No one was injured, but some students might have cuts from the glass.

The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee unanimously approved SB 1072, authored by Sen. Tony Mendoza, shown here at the podium. The bill would require all school buses to be equipped with child-check reminder alarm systems.

California Child Check Alarm Bill Advances

Lawmakers approved SB 1072, which would require school buses to be equipped with child-check alarms, in response to the death of a special-needs student who had been left on the bus for several hours.

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