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Preventing School Bus Accidents

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

With more and more students attending local schools, more school buses are thrown among the early morning and afternoon traffic. Because of this increase in traffic, it has become increasingly more common to find school bus accidents in the news. In order to stop these accidents, we must first understand the causes.


Accident statistics have shown that the most common causes of bus accidents include the following:

  • Driver negligence
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Defective brakes on the bus
  • Challenging road ways (difficult to see or navigate)
  • Lack of bus maintenance


Do you know how you can help prevent school bus accidents?

Middleton & Meads can handle your Fleet Management services.  Managing an entire school bus fleet can become challenging and frustrating, which can lead to oversights in maintenance.

Our fleet management plan includes a PM service plan that keeps your fleet current on the following:

  • Oil changes
  • Windshield wiper fluid checks
  • Oil filter changes
  • Coolant level checks
  • Brake fluid checks

Encourage your drivers to be proactive in maintaining their own vehicle before and after travel. Also encourage your drivers to practice safe driving in every situation to prevent school bus accidents. Safe driving includes eliminating distractions while driving and never driving without enough sleep. As soon as a problem is found among your fleet, contact us immediately to have the issue resolved. Leaving problems for later can lead to malfunctions on the road, which can then translate to school bus accidents.

You can count on Middleton & Meads to ensure your bus fleet safety, from improved seating to better window emergency exits.

Learn about our bus solutions today.

To contact Middleton and Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

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