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2015 NHTSA School Transportation Fact Sheet

According to a fact report released by the NHTSA, there were 340,039 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes from 2004 - 2013. Of those, 1,214 (0.4%) were classified as school-transportation-related.

School Transportation-Related Crashes

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

June 2015

NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis released a report detailing School-Transportation-Related Crash Data from 2004 - 2013.

Key Findings from the report include:

  • From 2004 to 2013, there were 327 school-age children who died in school-transportation-related crashes; 54 were occupants of school transportation vehicles, 147 were occupants of other vehicles, 116 were pedestrians, 9 were pedalcyclists, and 1 was other nonoccupant.
  • More school-age pedestrians were killed from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m. than any other hours of the day.
  • There were 42 (36%) school-age pedestrians killed in school- transportation-related crashes who were 8 to 13 years old.
  • More than two-thirds (67%) of the school-age pedestrians fatally injured in crashes were struck by school buses or vehicles functioning as school buses.
  • There were almost three times more fatalities among occupants of other vehicles (147) than occupants of school transportation vehicles (54).
  • There were 1,344 people of all ages killed in school-transportation-related crashes—an average of 134 fatalities per year.

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