If you’re like most people, you’re concerned about safety when you travel.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated there were 34,080 people killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2013. If you have not been in a car accident, based the theory called six degrees of separation, you still probably have extended family or friends who have either suffered a minor injury, severe injury or died in an auto accident. Can most people say this about bus accidents? No. Why? The reason is bus accidents occur far less often than car accidents. In fact, journalistresource.com reports that buses — vehicles with a capacity of 10 or more passengers — have a fatality statistic of 0.1 percent of total vehicle crash fatalities. This means there are annually about 40 bus accident fatalities. Of those fatalities, about a quarter of them are drivers and other bus company employees. Compare this with nearly 35,000 car accident fatalities and you see how much safer bus travel is.
How safe is chartering a school bus?
Bus rental companies also charter school buses, which may be preferable for a church group event or group activity because it is more affordable.
According to the American School Bus Council, school bus designs are safer than passenger vehicles, based on the following:
- Crush standards’ size and height
- Flashing lights
- Cross-view mirrors
- Reinforced sides
- Stop sign arms
- Well-trained and screened drivers
Many drivers have training in emergency medical procedures and security procedures. They are also subject to drug/alcohol testing and frequent driving record checks.
Travel Safely, Charter a Bus
Reserve your bus charter online and take advantage of the discounts available. Call 1.888.502.3458 and mention busrental.com.