The U.S. federal government recognizes yellow school buses as THE safest mode of ground transportation in America. School buses are eight times safer riding in a school than a car. This figure jumps even higher when a teenager is the driver.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 58% of child fatalities during normal school travel hours are in cars driven by teenagers. 23% of such fatalities are in cars driven by an adult. Students riding on school buses account for less than 1% of such fatalities. Simply put, school buses are THE SAFEST mode of transportation for students traveling to and from school. See what the American School Bus Council has to say about school bus safety!