Are School Buses Really Safe for Your Kids?

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in Defensive Driving Tips

When it’s time to send your kids to school, you have two choices: put them on the bus or drive them yourself (okay, technically, walking may be a choice if you live close enough to the school, but that’s doesn’t apply to most people). As a parent, this decision can be very hard. Of course, the school bus option is definitely easier on you, but is the school bus really safe? Or would your kids be better off in your car?

images

When it comes to safety, school buses top the chart.

This may be surprising, especially because school buses don’t have seat belts, but it is true. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that your kids are 50 times more likely to safely arrive to school in a school bus than if they drive themselves or you drive them (yes, even if you are the best driver ever). Teen drivers have a 58% fatality rate during school hours, adults have a 23% fatality rate, and school buses only have a 1% fatality rate. So even if your teen can drive, they are still better off riding the bus.

Why are school buses so safe?

The safety of school buses all comes down to their extremely intelligent design. For starters, they are large, heavy, and a bright color. They are extremely visible on the road, and even if they do crash, the chance of the bus actually becoming impacted is very slim thanks to the reinforced construction. School buses also come equipped with cross-view mirrors, flashing red lights, and stop signs. But all of this would mean nothing without the best operators around. School bus drivers go through rigorous training and extensive and frequent testing to ensure that only the best defensive drivers are operating the vehicles that transport such precious cargo.

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 113114 ratings and reviews.

Rosalinda Orta Tx, united states
quick and easy
Krystal Jackson united states
Quick registration and a plethora of information
Randy Page Jr united states
Good experience
Katy TX, United States
Its easy and informative!
Emir Nasufi None, united states
amazing
Warrick Walker-Williams None, united states
Super easy
Robert Harrell None, united states
Great
Tatum Tx, united states
Awesome
Laila Williams Texas , united states
It was good and easy
Dan TX, United States
Very engaging
Isaias Pesina united states
Helpful
Lauren Taylor Texas, united states
Good experience overall
John Bates TX, united states
Easy to follow instructions.
chloe stevens united states
It's been an easy and cheap experience!
Jose Rodriguez united states
It was quick, easy and very user friendly
Jonathan Ruvalcaba None, united states
Everything is easy
Cole Yarbrough None, united states
So far it’s been a smooth process
Melanie Kaiser None, united states
quick and easy
Sabrina Narvaez None, united states
Great
Kelli Ashton None, united states
it has been fast
John Heath None, united states
Straight Forward
Jennifer Medina None, united states
easy
Samuel Ibarra None, united states
Love it
ryan kempisty united states
easy
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course