Each day, millions of children through the United States and Canada board school buses on their way to/from school. They are assured that their children are using the safest transportation system in the world.
But not every child is fortunate enough to have school bus transportation available to them. Whether driving themselves, traveling with parents, bicycling or walking to/from school, risk of injury or fatal accident increases 100 times compared to those on school buses.
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No other form of transportation can cite safety statistics as impressive as school bus transportation.
Per 100,000 passenger miles, fatalities on school buses is a low 0.01, compared to 0.96 in passenger cars and 0.06 on commercial airlines.
Modern school buses (produced after 1977) are equipped with more safety equipment than any other vehicle on the road.
Features, such as padded passenger protection, better brakes, warning lights, emergency exits, fuel tank protection and stop lights help protect children on and off the bus.
Each year, approximately 440,000 school buses travel over 4.3 billion miles, serving over 24 million school-aged children.
With over 10 billion student trips per year, school buses are recognized as the safest mode of transportation in the world.