According to Transport Canada, “School buses are the safest form of transportation for children. Children are many times safer riding a bus than any other form of transportation to school.” This is a result of Provincial legislation and regulation, vehicle design & construction, fleet inspections, maintenance practices, mandated operational policies/ procedures and driver qualifications and training.
The Canada Safety Council also states, “It is 16 times safer than travelling in a family car per passenger/kilometer of travel.” School bus related injuries, which are very rare, are far more likely to occur outside the school bus as students are boarding/leaving the bus or crossing the street.
CLASS takes student safety seriously and offers numerous programs and initiatives to support our students and promote school bus safety. Please click HERE to view their programs and initiatives.