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Pennsylvania School Bus Crashes & Injuries are at Lowest Level in 23 Years

According to Lancaster Online, the safety record for school buses in Pennsylvania has improved markedly in recent years.

State data show 2015 was one of the safest years on record for school buses in Pennsylvania, with the number of crashes and injuries to passengers at their lowest levels since at least 1992.

Data is not yet available for 2016, but in 2015 there were 312 school bus crashes in Pennsylvania and 128 bus passengers were injured, according to PennDOT’s annual Crash Facts & Statistics reports.
That doesn’t mean there weren’t other deaths. In fact, six people died in school buses accidents in Pennsylvania 2015. Five were drivers or passengers in other vehicles, and one was a school-age pedestrian.
But because of the size, weight and height of school buses, their passengers often escape unhurt or with only minor injuries when buses collide with other, lighter vehicles.

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