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Report shows dominant safety record of school buses


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Federal crash data compiled by the California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) show the relative risk of students traveling to school in a passenger vehicle instead of a school bus.

In the 2007-08 school year, 368 school-age children in the U.S. were killed in passenger vehicles — cars, vans, light trucks and SUVs — during school transportation hours.

Among children in school buses, there were six fatalities during that school year.

As pedestrians, 62 children were killed during school transportation hours in 2007-08.

CASTO pulled the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System. The deaths were of children ages 5 through 18, and they occurred during normal school transportation hours: 6 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4.59 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 1 through June 15.

The report is available on the CASTO Website. It includes data as far back as the 1998-99 school year.

 


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