According to Transport Canada , the yellow and black school bus is the safest mode of transportation for school children – in terms of construction, driver standards, training and passenger safety.
Transport Canada research shows that the occupants of school buses are 16 times less likely to be injured in road collisions than the occupants of any other vehicle.
Red flashing lights and a stop arm halt traffic in both direction when children are boarding or leaving a school bus.
Children sit in specially designed, thickly padded seats that cushion them in event of a collision.
Construction and equipment standards for school buses are controlled by more federal and provincial regulations than any other motor vehicle on the road. School buses must meet stringent standards for structural integrity, crash protection, fire retardancy, and emergency equipment.