A Victoria I.S.D. parent has concerns about overcrowding on school buses

16-year-old student "does not feel safe on the bus"

VICTORIA, Texas – With school back in session, parents are making sure their child gets to campus safely. Taking the bus is one way to get to class, but one parent emailed us worried about overcrowding on school buses.

The Victoria I.S.D. parent we spoke with did not want to be on camera. She says her 16-year-old daughter who takes the school bus to go to Victoria West High School does not feel safe on the overcrowded bus.

Her daughter says she is uncomfortable during her ride to school. She says three students often sit in a single seat with the third student hanging out in the aisle.

The Texas Transportation Code says a bus driver cannot operate the bus while a passenger is standing in the bus, or sitting in any location that is not designed as a seat.

The Victoria I.S.D. parent says ” When it comes to our children’s safety, I need a guarantee, not a promise to try, I hope the necessary changes can be made to ensure our children can ride safely every day,”

We reached out to the Victoria I.S.D. and the Texas Department of Transportation regarding this issue and we’re waiting to hear back from them.

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