Large school buses are heavier and distribute crash forces differently than do passenger cars and light trucks. Because of these differences, the crash forces experienced by occupants of buses are much less than that experienced by occupants of passenger cars, light trucks or vans.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Seat Belts on School Buses — May 2006,” Accessed 9/15/2011.
The safety record for school bus transportation exceeds that of all other modes of travel.
McCray, Linda B. and John Brewer, “Child Safety Research in School Buses.” DOT.gov., Accessed 9/20/2011.