Equipment Safety

Q: How safe is the school bus? How can it be safer than a car with airbags and seatbelts?

A: The National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Transportation and other authorities agree that school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting children to and from school. some 470,000 school buses transport 25 million children-more than half of America’s school children- each day, and complete 10 billion passenger trips and 4.3 billion miles per year, almost always without a serious incident. Rohrer Bus Service provides transportation services to thirteen school districts in Pennsylvania, operating a fleet of over 400 school buses.

Riding in a school bus is much safer than using any other form of transportation including personal vehicles and railroad and airline travel. According to the Transportation Research Board, part of the National Academy of Sciences, a child is 13 times safer in a school bus than in other modes of travel. Children driving to school or riding with other teenagers are 44 times more likely to be fatally injured than in a school bus. (“The Relative Risks of School Travel,”2002.)

The American School Bus Council and Rohrer Bus Service work to keep school buses safe, secure and reliable.