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Pierre Davison, Furr High School, 2016
On September 15, 2015 Tuesday morning, a very heartbreaking tragedy happened at my school. Two very young and intelligent girls by the names of Janecia Chatman and Mariya Johnson lost their lives on a HISD school bus.
I want to push a new safety feature on school buses: SEAT BELTS. As we can see, safety is not guaranteed, even on a school bus. Furr High School sadly had to be an example of what could have been prevented.
Seat belts are also a great thing to have. Although, yes, most accidents happen if you’re wearing a seat belt, there is a lesser chance that someone could be killed.
What we should learn from the events that happened is that there should be a safer way to be on a bus. That a parent should have some kind of peace of mind to say “Have a nice day at school sweetheart!” without having in the back of their mind a horrific thought that there is a possibility my son/daughter might be in a accident today. Now saying this, I know that HISD cannot prevent motor vehicle accidents, but they certainly can lower the chance of people getting hurt or worse.
I hope you take this letter into consideration to push a bill to put seat belts on all HISD School Buses.
Proud Furr HS Student