A former Sebring native was named to serve on a newly formed School Bus Safety Working Group for Ohio.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Judith French, Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, along with 12 other individuals have joined the working group following the death of 11-year-old Aiden Clark, a Northwestern Local School District student who was killed in a school bus-vehicle collision in Clark County.
“There is always more that can be done when it comes to the safety of children, and I believe we have an obligation to take a holistic look at the safety of our school buses,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “This group’s review will be thorough, focusing on many different aspects of transportation safety.”
“We wanna look at what can we do to ensure that in these situations, our kids are safe. Are they safely restrained are they safely seated, you know what can we learn from the way this happened,” said Ohio Public Safety Director Andy Wilson. “What can we learn from other school bus accidents that have happened across the state, because again, you know other bus crashes may happen under other facts and other circumstances, we wanna make sure that our kids are protected in any situation where an unfortunate crash may occur,” he said.
The group’s first public meeting is scheduled for next month, with recommendations expected to be issued before the end of the year.
Source : WFMJ