Our children are our nation’s most precious resource; protecting them is our highest priority. Many people are not aware that the school bus is the safest way for children to travel to and from school, and that as more children ride the school bus, fewer would therefore be injured or even killed traveling to and from school.
Many parents erroneously believe that driving their own children to school helps protect them from injury, yet thousands of children are injured each year, many fatally, traveling to and from school in cars. No matter how careful parents are, they cannot predict or control other drivers, and personal vehicles just can’t protect children the way a school bus can. The school bus is driven by a professional driver with extensive training, and the school bus is designed for maximum student protection.