National School Bus Safety Week - OCT. 16-20
National School Bus Safety Week serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront. This year’s theme is STOP ON RED!
School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of Ohio's students as the direct link between home and the classroom. It would take 550,000 cars daily to transport the 800,000 students to school who ride Ohio's 14,500 school buses. Ohio ranks 10th in the nation for the number of students riding a bus. Only six states have more buses than Ohio. Buses travel nearly 1 million miles each day, or 20 times around the nation’s interstate highway system.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety produces an annual report on traffic crashes. In the 2015-16 school year, of the nearly 400,000 traffic crashes, 1,205 involved school buses. The school bus crash rate is 0.31% — 3 in 1,000 crashes — the lowest for all vehicles.
The biggest risk facing Ohio's buses is a distracted driver. As the bus travels its route, it is a moving intersection. Each time the bus stops to load or unload students, traffic must stop. Bus drivers perform many traffic checks before stopping and when students enter and exit the bus. Drivers also check nine different mirrors before resuming their route.
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