According to the most recent report released by the NHTSA, from 2006 to 2015 there were 324,710 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those crashes 1,172 (0.4%) were classified as school-transportation-related.
School Transportation-Related Crashes
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
NHTSA’s National center for Statistics and Analysis has released a report detailing School-Transportation-Related Crash Data from 2006 to 2015.
Key Findings from the report include:
- From 2006 to 2015 there were 1,313 people of all ages killed in school-transportation-related crashes – an average of 131 fatalities per year. This is down slightly from 133 stated in the previous reporting period.
- From 2006 to 2015, there were 301 school-age children killed in school-transportation-related crashes: 54 were occupants of school transportation vehicles, 137 were occupants of other vehicles, 102 were pedestrians, and 8 were pedalcyclists.
- More school-age pedestrians were killed from 6 to 7 a.m., 7 to 8 a.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m. than any other others of the day.
- Thirty-five (35%) of the school-age pedestrians killed in school-transportation-related crashes from 2006 to 2015 were 8 to 13 years old.
- Nearly two-thirds (64%) of the school-age pedestrians fatally injured in school-transportation-related crashes were struck by school buses or vehicles functioning as school buses (2006 to 2015).
- Among school-age child occupants killed in school-transportation-related crashes, almost three times more died in other vehicles (137), than in school transportation vehicles (54).
- Among the 113 occupants killed in school transportation vehicles, 49 were drivers and 64 were passengers.
- Impacts to the front of school transportation vehicles occurred in 45% of fatal school-transportation-related crashes.
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