NEW YORK - September 11, 2012 - A mother of a 3 year old special needs student who went on-board a her daughters school bus was shocked to see as many as 10 young students all but 1 without car seats to ride in. The New York State Motor Vehicle Traffic Law requires children under the age of four to be restrained in a federally approved car seat when riding in a motor vehicle. Plus there are further restrictions if the child is under a certain height and/or weight, which is sometimes the case with special needs kids. The Department of Education is investigating, and the carrier, Thomas Bus, Inc. is expected to comply. Thomas Bus is said to be newly contracted this year. This is not the only complaint involving this company this new school year: Brooklyn Parents Fume as Buses Don’t Show (Daily News).
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