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Motorcoach and Schoolbus Fire Safety Analysis | November 2016
This Fire Safety Analysis report looks to identify the causes, frequency, and severity of motorcoach and school bus fires in the United States, and determine potential ways to prevent or reduce the severity of these incidents.

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Tennessee School Bus Crash Revives Debate Over Seat Belts
CBS News: A crash that in killed five children in Tennessee is reviving discussion over whether school buses - considered among the safest vehicles on the road because of their height and bulk - should also be equipped with seat belts. Only six states require seat belts on large buses. Many others, including Tennessee, have considered but dropped such legislation in recent years out of concerns including cost.

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Despite scary reports, federal data shows school buses are a safer mode of travel
The Washington Post: While most crashes involving a school bus — like Tuesday’s fatal accident in Baltimore —make the news, federal data shows that they remain one of  the safest ways for  children to get to and from school.

Data for fatal crashes shows that children are nearly eight times safer in a school bus than in a car driven by a parent or guardian, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although school buses have about 0.2 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, that rate for private cars is 1.5 per 100 million miles.

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School-Transporation-Related Crashes: 2005-2014 Data
From 2005 to 2014 there were 331,760 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those crashes, 1,191 (0.4%) were classified as school-transportation-related.

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