Did you know that riding a bus to school is the safest way for children to get to and from school? It's 12 times safer than riding to school in a car and 10 times safer than walking.

Consider the following safety features of school busses that are not found in any other passenger vehicle:
  • Raised floors, so that, in the event a vehicle collides with a school bus, that vehicle will impact beneath the seated passengers, since the school bus seats are above the crash line;
  • Structural strength of busses for rollover protection in rollover-type accidents and for integrity of the joints between bus body panels;
  • Passenger seating and crash protection for all sizes of school busses, which are high-back, padded seats with close seating, called compartmentalization;
  • Stop arm, with alternating red flashing lights, on the left side the bus;
  • Pedestrian-student safety crossing arm which requires students to walk at least 2 metres in front of the school bus to cross a roadway;
  • Red overhead alternating flashing lights to alert other motorists that the school bus is stopping to load or discharge students and that they are to stop their vehicles no less than 20 metres behind the stopped school bus;
  • Mirror systems which provide school bus drivers with a full view of the front and sides of the school bus danger zones;
  • Emergency exits (doors, windows and roof hatches);
  • First aid kit and fire extinguisher
  • A steel cage around the fuel tank.
  • Student Safety Check” to ensure no student is left on the bus when it is parked and shut down.
  • Two-way radio equipped vehicles with GPS tracking system monitored by EIPS Transportation.

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