ERIC Number: ED374532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
A Summary of Selected Nationwide School Bus Crash Statistics in 1989. Technical Report.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This document provides a summary of selected school bus crash statistics for 1989. Information was obtained from the following data sources: the Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS), the General Estimates System (GES), and the School Bus Fleet Annual Fact Book. The data are organized into four sections: (1) a summary of national and selected state use statistics; (2) a summary of the total school-bus accidents reported to police in 1989; (3) a profile of fatal school bus accidents; and (4) statistical information on fatalities. When available, data are provided for three types of vehicles--school buses, school vehicles, and private buses. The data for 1989 indicate that school transportation-related fatalities continue to represent only a small portion of total motor vehicle-related deaths. Of the 45,555 motor vehicle related fatalities occurring in 1989, only 33 involved occupants of vehicles used to provide transportation for these purposes. There is no evidence to suggest that either the character or magnitude of crashes involving school buses, private buses, or school vehicles changed significantly in 1989 when compared to their experience over the time period 1977-1989. School-related transportation continues to remain a very safe form of ground transportation. Twenty tables are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Accidents, Bus Transportation, Death, Elementary Secondary Education, School Buses, Service Vehicles, Student Transportation, Traffic Accidents, Transportation
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.