ERIC Number: ED364977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
School Buses. Traffic Safety Facts 1992.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This document provides statistical information regarding the incidence of school bus-related accidents and fatalities. Descriptive data are presented on occupant and pedestrian fatalities by age, time of day, and principal impact point on school bus vehicle; the number of school-age pedestrian deaths; and the number of school bus-related crashes. Most of the information covers the years 1983 through 1992. Some of the findings include: (1) One-half of all school-age pedestrians killed by school buses in the past 10 years were 5- and 6-year-old children; (2) more school-age pedestrians were killed in the afternoon than any other time of day; (3) impacts to the front of the vehicle occur in 48 percent of the school bus-related crashes involving occupant fatalities; and (4) an average of 41 school-age children died in school bus-related traffic crashes each year--11 school-bus occupants and 30 school-age pedestrians. (LMI)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Note: A product of the National Center for Statistics and Analysis.