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"School bus safety" and "pupil transportation safety" involve two similar, but different, concepts. "School bus safety" concerns only those children on school buses. "Pupil transportation safety" relates to all children going to and from school and school-related activities, no matter what mode of transportation is used. Although we have an outstanding safety record of our school buses, we also point out the serious risks that exist for children who do not use school buses to get to and from school and school-related activities.
Remember school bus safety
Date Posted: 2004-03-04
All of the available science and data indicate that today's school buses are the safest vehicles on the highway and over the years have provided excellent levels of crash protection for children.
School buses represent the safest way for children to travel to and from school and school-related activities.
This outstanding safety record of school buses is due to several factors, including the unique U.S. Federal and Japanese safety standards that school buses must meet, the extensive and specialized training required of school bus drivers, the recognizable color of school buses, and the ability of school bus drivers to utilize school bus lighting and signage to control traffic when children are getting on or off the school bus, while on base.
Additionally, school bus security aids are trained to provide direction to children when crossing the road in front of the school bus. For further information call either the DoDDS-P Transportation Division Camp Foster Student Transportation Office at 645-7820/2036 or the Kadena Student Transportation Office at 632-9034/9035.