School Bus

like the Commuter Bus, without the (adult) predators

Why do school buses always stop at railroad crossings: not only come to a full stop at all railroad crossings but they’re required to open their front door and driver side window to LISTEN in addition to look for oncoming trains)? Because of an accident in 1938 in the snow. Has technology improved since then?

  • It was the height of a winter blizzard in Sandy, Utah on December 1st in 1938 when school bus driver Slim Silcox and 39 students being driven to Jordan High School paused before crossing the tracks, but Silcox failed to see or hear an 82-car freight train until it was too late.

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