Columbus– This month, thousands of Ohio school children will be heading back to school. For many of these students their day starts and ends by riding a school bus. The safety of the students riding to and from school and to school-sanctioned events is top priority.
From 2016 through 2018, 3,962 traffic crashes involved school buses in Ohio. During this time, four fatal crashes occurred killing four and injuring 1,268. None of those killed were on a school bus.
“All Ohioans can help make this school year a safe one,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “School bus safety involves a commitment from motorists, parents, and children.”
“Safety on the roadway is a shared responsibility by school bus drivers and motorists,” said Lieutenant Michael Akers, commander of the Columbus Post. “Motorists should always exercise caution while children are boarding and exiting school buses.”