More than 2,200 NH citizens have successfully passed training and testing exercises to be licensed to drive school buses.
More than 2,600 NH inspected school buses travel over 11 million miles each year transporting an estimated 169,000 New Hampshire pupils from home to school and from school to home daily. Additional miles are accumulated on school related activities such as field trips and athletic events.
Transportation in a school bus to and from school is said to be as much as 11 times safer than the transportation of students in a private passenger car.
US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
400 SEVENTH STREET S.W.
WASHINGTON DC 20590 www.nhtsa.dot.gov