Of the student fatalities that happened during normal school travel hours, 58% of students were traveling with a teen driver, 23% were traveling with an adult driver, and 1% were traveling by school bus (NHTSA).
Since 1998, 13 students have been struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the street to board a school bus in North Carolina.
Passing a school bus with a Stop Arm displayed is a minimum $500 fine and 5 points on your license. During a one day-count in 2012, NC bus drivers witnessed 3,196 vehicles illegally passing stopped school buses.
Teach your children to be safe around school buses with the following Safety tips: