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2017 NHTSA School Transportation Fact Sheet

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)

January 2017

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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