AN ANALYSIS OF CANADIAN SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT RECORDS 1982-83 - 1984-85

Police reported records of road accidents involving school buses which occurred in Canada during the academic years 1982-83, 1983-84, and 1984-85 were analyzed. Environmental, victim, driver and vehicle characteristics of these school bus accidents were examined. The major findings were that: During this period, motor vehicle occupants were approximately 16 times more likely than school bus occupants to be injured in road accidents per passenger km of travel; During the three academic years examined six school bus passengers were killed - five in 1982-83 and one in 1984-85; Most student fatalities occurred when the victims were run over by school buses (4, 4 and 6, respectively, during this period); During these three school years, more pupils suffered major injuries (those which required hospitalization) when run over by school buses (21, 14 and 18) than as passengers inside school buses (20, 19 and 8); The number of school bus passengers who received minor or minimal injuries during these years were 348, 343 and 315, respectively; and 30% of fatal school bus accidents were single vehicle collisions, most of which resulted in pedestrian fatalities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada

    Road Safety Division, Tower C, Place de Ville
    Ottawa, ONo KIA 0N5,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Gutoskie, P A
  • Publication Date: 1987-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TP 8740E, HS-042 031
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 28 1996 12:00AM