Approximately 480,000 yellow school buses carry 25 million children to and from school every weekday.
David Douglas transports approximately 5000 students per day. David Douglas drivers have an excellent safety record.
Only half of America’s students take the school bus to school; the others use more dangerous forms of transportation.
According to the National Academy of Sciences, an average of 820 students are killed annually during school transportation hours, but less than 2% of them are school bus passengers.
In the United States we lose more than 800 children every year because they are not in school buses. Most of the fatalities (55%) occur in cars driven by teenagers.
School buses are required to meet higher construction, equipment, and inspection standards than any other vehicle and their drivers are required to meet higher qualifications, training, and testing standards than any other drivers on the road.
The nationwide safety record for the 25 million children who do not ride school buses to and from school each day.
- 448 fatalities in passenger vehicles with a teenage driver
- 169 fatalities in passenger vehicles with an adult driver
- 131 fatalities to pedestrians
- 46 fatalities to bicyclists
The nationwide safety record for the 25 million children who ride the school buses to and from school each day.
- 5 passenger fatalities
- 15 pedestrian fatalities at school bus stops