ABSTRACT

Regulating School Bus Safety [May 18, 2018]   [open pdf - 92KB]

"An estimated 25% of students ride school buses to school and school-related events annually. Nationwide, an average of six school bus passengers die each year in traffic crashes. School buses have the lowest death rate of any mode of transporting children to school in the United States. Yet incidents such as the fatal May 17 crash of a school bus and a dump truck in New Jersey may revive a debate about whether federal regulations could make school buses even safer. The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting on May 22 to consider a Special Investigation Report based on investigation of two 2016 school bus crashes; the report may include recommendations to improve school bus transportation safety."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN10907
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Date:
2018-05-18
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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pdf
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