Traffic Safety Facts 2007 Data: School Transportation-Related Crashes

Since 1997 there have been about 417,519 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those, 0.33% (1,389) were classified as school transportation-related. Since 1997, 1,541 people have died in school transportation-related crashes — an average of 140 fatalities per year. Most of the people who lost their lives in those crashes (73%) were occupants of other vehicles involved. Nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) accounted for 20% of the deaths, and occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 7%. Since 1997, 152 school-age pedestrians (younger than 19) have died in school transportation-related crashes. Over two-thirds (69%) were killed by school buses, 7% by vehicles functioning as school buses, and 24% by other vehicles involved in the crashes. One-half (50%) of all school-age pedestrians killed in school transportation-related crashes were between the ages of 5 and 7. Additional statistics on the 1997-2007 school transportation-related crashes are provided in this traffic safety fact sheet.


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  • Accession Number: 01121967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-810 997
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 19 2009 11:23AM