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Most people have ridden a school bus, a public transit bus and a private transportation vehicle like a charter bus. What they all have in common is that they transport a large group of people and don’t have seat belts. Considering that seat belt laws for other types of vehicles have been in place for […]

As far as transportation goes, school buses are the safest mode by far. School buses have a rate of 0.2 deaths per 100 million miles traveled; the rate of deaths in automobiles is eight times higher. Put another way, between 1994 and 2004, 71 school bus passengers died in crashes compared to 31,693 people killed […]

Overall, taking a school bus is a very safe mode of transportation; it is safer than other modes of transportation, according to reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Some 24 million students are transported more than four billion miles on school buses every year but school bus accidents and deaths are extremely […]