School Bus Facts.com

SchoolBusFacts.com is a project between the American School Bus Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ASBC and NHTSA have come together to advocate on behalf of the quintessential American icon: the Yellow School Bus.

Since 2000, 130 school-age pedestrians (younger than 19) have died in school transportation-related crashes. Over two-thirds (67%) were struck by school buses, 6 percent by vehicles functioning as school buses, and 27 percent by other vehicles involved in the crashes. There were 56 (43%) school-age pedestrians killed in school transportation-related crashes between the ages of 5 and 7.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Traffic Safety Facts, 2009 Data.” DOT HS 811 396, Revised March 2011, Link

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