School bus crash raises safety questions

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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 11:04 am | Updated: 5:08 pm, Mon Sep 23, 2013.

SARASOTA, FL - Friday's traffic accident involving a school bus is raising questions about the safety practices of drivers.

More than one student told police officers that at some point before the crash, the driver was looking at a cell phone.

The driver admits looking at a phone, but only to check the time, and denies looking at the phone at the time of the crash.

Is it safe for drivers to be looking at a phone while behind the wheel of bus full of children? 

What are the safety regulations and guidance they are given?

Could they safety measures be improved?

ABC 7 Reporter Ray Collins is on the story.

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