School Buses Are SAFE

  • Fact: School Buses Are the Safest Way to Get to School 

    "Keeping children safe is the priority of school transportation. When parents put their children on the bus, they’re trusting that their children will return to them safe and sound. And every school day, the Yellow School Bus repays that trust over and over again. Simply put, the Yellow School Bus is the safest way to get to school." 

    American School Bus Council

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

    Every year, our nation’s 450,000 public school buses travel more than 4.3 billion miles to transport 23.5 million children to and from school and school-related activities. The record is impressive: American students are nearly eight times safer riding in a school bus than with their own parents and guardians in cars. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “School Bus Safety: Crashworthiness Research.” April 2002. Link.)