March 26, 2012
(TRENTON) â€“ Following a rash of accidents involving school buses in recent months, Senator Norcross announced today that he is drafting legislation that requires every school bus in New Jersey to be fitted with a strobe light on the roof in order to make the vehicle more visible.
â€śThis is another step to increase school bus visibility,â€ť said Senator Norcross. â€śGiven recent events, it is clear that we need to include more measures to ensure the safety of the children on board.â€ť
There have been eight reported school bus crashes in New Jersey since mid-February. The most severe accident injured 17 children and killed an eleven-year-old girl.
â€śSchool buses are historically safe vehicles, but there is always room for improvement,â€ť added Senator Norcross. â€śAny measure taken to reduce the possibility of an accident should be considered.â€ť