INJURIES ON A SCHOOL BUS

BY:DAISY HERNANDEZ

Have you ever seen a school bus crash on the news or even experienced one?

Considering the fact that every school day over 22 million children ride the familiar yellow school bus back and forth to school and school related activities and additional millions are take these vehicles to athletic and youth events, data regarding injuries and fatalities are poorly maintained, inaccurate and misleading.


Since 2003 there were 348,253 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those, 1,222 were classified as school-transportation-related. From 2003 to 2012, 174 school-age children died in school-transportation related crashes, 55 were occupants of school transportation vehicles and 119 were pedestrian. Occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 8 percent of the fatalities, and nonoccupants accounted for 21 percent of the fatalities. Most of the people who lost their lives in these crashes were occupants of other vehicles involved.


On average, over the past 11 years, school buses have been involved in over 26,000 crashes, resulting in less than 1,000 incapacitating injuries and slightly more than 7,000 non-incapacitating injuries and possible injuries to passengers.


From 2003 to 2012, among the 106 occupants killed in school transportation vehicles, 46 were drivers and 60 were passengers. Among the 244 pedestrians killed in school-transportation-related crashes, 195 were struck by school vehicles and 48 were struck by other vehicles. Since 2003, two drivers and two passengers have died in school bus body vehicles providing transportation for purposes other than school or school-related activities. Since 2003, there have been 1,353 people killed in school-transportation-related crashes—an average of 135 fatalities per year.


In conclusion there have been so many deaths,injuries,and crashes.That only safe way to stop preventing this is to put seatbelts on each and every school bus in america! Do you think there should put seatbelts on a schoolbus after you read this article you tell me what your desionsion is!