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.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
The [school bus's safety] 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.)
The question then arises, why doesn’t everyone “Love the Bus”? Misinformation, misguided policy makers, and misunderstandings stand in the way of making our children safer and more secure. When local and state governments cut school bus funding to save a few dollars, and deprive children of school bus ridership, they are making a definitive choice to make our children less safe.
Please stand with the American School Bus Council in supporting the Yellow School Bus. As the safest way to get our children to and from school, help us in our mission to educate parents, students, and policy mankers about the benefits of Riding Yellow.