This week is National School Bus Safety Week. The theme this year is “My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation.” School Bus Safety Week is a public education program hosted by the National Association of Pupil Transportation, National School Transportation Association and the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, designed to promote school bus safety and to engage with parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties – to address the importance of school bus safety.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Kris Poland, PhD, Deputy Director, and Sheryl Harley, Highway Investigator, both in the Office of Highway Safety, about recent NTSB crash investigations involving school buses, new safety recommendations related to fire suppression systems and seat belts and why school buses are the safest form of transportation for students to travel to and from school and school-related activities.
To learn more about the NTSB investigation of the Oakland, Iowa school bus fire visit: https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/mr20190618.aspx
To learn more about the NTSB investigations of school bus crashes in Baltimore, Maryland and Chattanooga, Tennessee read the special investigation report available at: https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-studies/Pages/SIR1802.aspx
To view the NTSB School Bus Safety Video and to keep up-to-date on NTSB school bus and school transportation related investigations, reports, studies and presentations visit: https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/Pages/schoolbuses.aspx
And find more ways to listen here: https://www.blubrry.com/behind_the_scene_ntsb/