Reports (Scroll down for NTSB)
Relative Risk The Transportation Research Board Committee on
School Transportation authored this book that examines the relative
risk of different school travel modes. Committee member, Safety
Rules!'s Ted Finlayson-Schueler.
Safety Culture Report AAA Foundation compendium of articles on the
issue of safety culture in the United States.
Sexual Harassment in schools and on buses perpetrated by students
and by staff to students is a disturbing phenomenon. AAUW study
Hostile Hallways and Harassment Study Compilation offer key
School Bus Blues Maryland Report on how school siting away from
population centers has increased transportation mileage.
Wheelchair Transportation This project examines the risk of
transporting wheelchairs in motor vehicles, relevant standards, and
Coordinated Transportation Building a Community Bus. Washington
State DOT Primary author, Safety Rules!'s Ted Finlayson-Schueler.
Integrating School Bus and Public Transportation Services in
Non-urban Communities Implementation Guide
The educational impact of long bus rides on Rural Transportation
NHTSA School Bus Safety: Crashworthiness Research 2002 Report
provides details from NHTSA's crash testing of school buses with
compartmentalization, lap belts and lap-shoulder belts. The report
and videos of crash tests are all downloadable from this page.
Loading Zone Fatality Study This 32 year study of loading zone
fatalities is maintained by the Kansas State Department of Education
Stop Arm Violation Studies Florida study by the Center for Urban
Transportation Research. Stop arm violations A Cooperative Program
to Reduce Incidents of Vehicles Passing Stopped School Buses in a
Coastal Region of North Carolina
Stop Arm Violation Reporting Form New York North Carolina
Special Needs Survey Survey of special needs transportation in North
Carolina. Primary author, Safety Rules!'s Ted Finlayson-Schueler.
Special Needs Costs Multiple reports identifying costs associated
with transportation and education of children with disabilities.
School Traffic Calming Saratoga City, California's report identifying
strategies for traffic calming at school facilities. A community-wide
Safe Routes to School This is the home page for this project that
looks at getting to school safely walking or by bike. The navigation bar
for this page is in the upper right hand portion of the page.
Best practice during Tornadoes for bus passengers.
Yellow Bus Study in United Kingdom.
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
NTSB The recommendations of reports conducted by the National
Transportation Safety Board drive best practice in the field of
transportation. The initial link goes to all transportation reports, links
to individual reports follow below.
NTSB Chairman Jim Hall 1998 address to NAPT 1998 on seat belts.
Driver Education Forum See especially comments by David Huff, past
director of pupil transportation in Montana on page 94.
OTHER BUS and Van
15-Passenger Vans Evaluation of the Rollover Propensity of
Non-School Bus Highway Special Investigation Report Pupil
Transportation In Vehicles Not Meeting Federal School bus Standards
Motorcoach Selective Motorcoach Issues Animations
Transit Bus Highway Special Investigation Report Transit Bus Safety
Memphis 15-Passenger Child Care Van Run-Off-Road Accident
Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 2002
Henrietta/Randleman 15-Passenger Van Single-Vehicle Rollover,
Henrietta, Texas, May 8, 2001 and Randleman, North Carolina, July 1,
New Orleans Motorcoach Run-Off-The-Road, New Orleans, Louisiana
May 9, 1999 Animations
Route 475 Motorcoach Loss of Control and Overturn, New Mexico
State Route 475, March 2, 1999
Loraine Highway Accident Report: Collision of a Greyhound Lines,
Inc., Motorcoach And Delcar Trucking Truck Tractor-Semitrailer,
Loraine, Texas, June 9, 2002
Canon City Motorcoach run-off-the-road, near Canon City, Colorado
Pleasant View Single-Vehicle Motorcoach Rollover, Interstate Highway
24 Near Pleasant View Tennessee, August 19, 2001
Burnt Cabins Greyhound Motorcoach Run-Off-The-Road Accident,
Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania June 20, 1998 Animation
Donegal/Caroline Greyhound Bus Run-off-the-Road Accidents
Donegal, Pennsylvania June 26,1991 and Caroline, New York, August
Nashville Greyhound Lines, Inc., Intercity Bus Loss of Control and
Overturn Interstate Highway 65 Nashville, Tennessee November
Normandy Normandy, Missouri Transit Bus Collision with
Pedestrians June 11, 1997
Vernon Charter Bus Loss Of Control Overturn and Fire, Vernon, New
Jersey, July 26, 1992
Middletown Academy lines, Inc., Intercity Bus Run-off-Roadway and
Overturn Middletown, New Jersey, September 6, 1987.
Beaumont Tractor-Semitrailer/Intercity Bus Head-On Collision,
Interstate 10 Beaumont, Texas May 4, 1987
Cosmopolis Cosmopolis, Washington Collision with a Student
Pedestrian by a Utility Truck after Disembarking Transit Bus
November 26, 1996
Joliet Highway Accident Brief: 15-Passenger Van Median Crossover
and Impact with Truck, Joliet, Illinois, January 26, 2001
Small School Bus Crashworthiness of Small Poststandard School
Bus Crashworthiness Issues Review of School Bus and Motorcoach
Arlington, VA Frontal and sideswipe collision between a school bus
and a trash truck. April 18, 2005
Omaha School Bus Run-Off-Bridge Accident Omaha, Nebraska,
October 13, 2001 Animations
Mountainburg Highway Accident Report: Collision Between
Truck-Tractor Semitrailer and School Bus near Mountainburg,
Arkansas, May 31, 2001 Animations
Chappell Hill Collision With School Bus, Chappell Hill, Texas, April 7,
Lancaster Sideswipe Collision With School Bus, Lancaster, Ohio,
November 3, 1997
Franklin Loss of Control on Downgrade and Collision of Load With
School Bus, Franklin, North Carolina, October 16, 1997
Herndon School Bus Run-off-the-road and Rollover near Herndon,
Kentucky, November 30, 2000
Ganado School Bus Run-off-the-road and Rollover near Ganado,
Arizona, November 3, 2000
Conasuaga Collision of CSX Freight Train and Murray County School
District School Bus at Railroad/Highway Grade Crossing,
Conasauga, Tennessee, March 28, 2000 Animations
Central Bridge School Bus and Dump Truck Collision Central Bridge,
New York October 21, 1999 Animations
Fox River Highway/Railroad Accident Report Collision of Northeast
(METRA) Train and Transportation Joint Agreement School District
47/155 School Bus at Railroad/ Highway Grade Crossing in Fox River
Palm Springs Mayflower Contract Services, Inc., Tour Bus Plunge
from Tramway Road and Overturn Crash, Palm Springs, California
July 31, 1991
Alton Collision between Mission Consolidated Independent School
District School Bus and Valley Coca-Cola bottling Company, Inc.
Tractor-Semi Trailer Intersection of Bryan Road and Texas
Farm-To-Market Road 676 Alton, TX, September 21, 1989
Bronson Collision of Levy County, Florida School Bus and Airdrome
Tire Centers, Inc., Truck Near Bronson, Florida August 28, 1987
Carrollton Pickup Truck/Church Activity Bus Head-on Collision and
Fire Near Carrollton, Kentucky May 14, 1988
St. Louis County Schoolbus-Loss of Control and Collision With Guard
Rail and Sign Pillar, U.S. Highway 70 near Lucas and Hunt Road St.
Louis County, Missouri November 11, 1985
School Travel by bus, car, bike, or foot