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Teenage School Bus Drivers #547319

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Charleston, South Carolina: Kenley Jones) Growing concern over school bus accidents attributed to their teenage drivers examined; details given, scenes shown. [David FERRELL - notes absurdity of having a child operate a school bus.] Widespread use of student bus drivers in North Carolina and South Carolina despite recommendations to the contrary by National Trans. Safety Bd. cited. [School Bus Safety Committee spokesperson Myrtle CALHOUN - explains movement to raise minimum age for school bus drivers.] Calhoun's daughter Tracy said killed by student school bus driver. [Assistant school superintendent Tom DAVIS - defs. adolescent drivers.] [Roy WILLIAMS - cites need to fund legislature] Williams' son Patrick noted 1 of 3 South Carolina children killed by student school bus drivers in past year [Linda WHILDEN, Donna GAETANO - blame state for their children's deaths due to teen school bus drivers.] [WILLIAMS - agrees.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Jones, Kenley
Duration:
00:03:20

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