Loading and Unloading Survey Updated

The 2007-2008 school year was the safest year ever for children getting on and off the school bus, according to the results of the recently updated Kansas Department of Education National School Bus Loading and Unloading Survey.

The results of the report, recently added to the 38-year record on STNOnline.com, show five students from five states died in the boarding and alighting process. In reports for the two years prior, seven and 13 children were killed. As in years past, passing motorists proved to be a significant danger, with four of the students being fatally struck by vehicles other than the school bus.

In the last 38 years, 1,153 children have died while loading and unloading. According to the report, 67 percent of these were eight years old or younger.

Last modified onFriday, 25 April 2014 05:42