How many students died in school bus accidents?
|Occupant of other vehicle||104||85|
|School bus passenger||15||9|
How many school age children die each year in school bus related crashes?
What are the most common types of school bus accidents?
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of auto accidents that we hear about at our law firm. Statistics show nearly three-fourths of fatalities involving school buses are the occupants of the other vehicles involved.
What causes school bus accidents?
Common causes of bus accidents are similar to those causing other vehicular accidents . Driver distraction, alcohol, inexperience and speed top the list of accident causes . In one case, a driver was texting and briefly took his attention off the road ahead.
What is the safest seat on a school bus?
The safest seat in a school bus is generally in the middle, in an aisle seat on the right hand side, between the tires. It’s safer if there’s a head-on, side and rear-end collision.
What are the odds of a school bus crashing?
When you average all the data, over two percent of school buses will crash this year in Hampton Roads alone, which is two times more than the state average. Jeff Cassell, a bus safety expert, says preventing many of these crashes comes down to one thing: the driver.
When you see a school bus with red lights flashing on an undivided roadway you should stop?
When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended, you must stop your vehicle at least 20 feet from the bus . Oncoming traffic and motorists approaching the bus from behind may not move until the stop arm is retracted and the red lights are no longer flashing .
Why are there no seatbelts on a school bus?
That’s because school buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every State, stop-arm laws protect children from other motorists.
How do you protect yourself in a bus crash?
Remain calm and remain in your vehicle (unless it’s too dangerous to do so) Turn on your hazard lights. Call 911 even if your accident seems minor. Seek medical attention for any injured drivers or passengers.
What is school accident?
The most common types of accident in school include accidents caused by playground equipment, slips, trips or falls, accidents on school playing fields or during sports lessons and activities and accidents during school trips.
Why do school buses have white roofs?
According to this nearly 20-year-old New York Times article, the reason is that white tops are more reflective, lowering the temperature inside the bus by an average of 10 degrees during the summer.