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Student School Bus Safety Partnership


MISSION

  • Partner With Schools, Communities and Bus Drivers to Reduce School Bus Fatalities.

  • Advocate for legislation that Increases School Bus Road safety, and reduces school bus fatalities 

  • Educate the Public about School Bus Driving Safety.

  • Promote Safe Driving Habits with a focus on reducing School Bus Fatalities.

  • Support and advance Safe School Bus Driver Education programs nationwide.


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The Student School Bus Safety Partnership

Dori Saves Lives organized the Student School Bus Safety Partnership to improve school transportation. Partnering together with schools, communities, and bus drivers, we can ensure the health and safety of every student who takes a bus to school.


School Bus Transportation Facts

  • 1,172 fatal crashes between 2006 and 2015 were school-transportation-related.

  • That's an average of 131 deaths per year.

  • Occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 9 percent of the fatalities.

  • Seat belts have been required on passenger cars since 1968, but not school buses.


Design and Vulnerability

School bus safety is a top priority. For many children, without public school buses, they would not be able to get the education that they so desperately need. We must work together to reduce school-transportation-related fatal crashes and improve the safety of our children while riding on public school buses.

School buses are well designed to handle impact. Their large sizes, compartmentalized design, and cushioned seats help to absorb impacts from crashes. This, however, does not help those children who are waiting for the bus to arrive or have just gotten off. The most vulnerable students are those who are on foot, coming to or from a bus.


Community Activism

The Student School Bus Safety Partnership will connect all of those involved in the process of transporting our children safely:

  • Students

  • Parents

  • Bus Drivers

  • Schools

  • Motorists

  • Communities

  • Public Officials


Looking To The Future

Together; through educational initiatives, awareness campaigns, legislative advocacy, and driver training programs, we will improve student bus transportation safety and keep our kids safe


 

Our Safety Partners

  • Geico Philanthropic Foundation

  • The Florida Transportation Builders' Association, Inc.

  • FDOT, The Florida Department of Transportation, regulates public transportation in Florida.

  • Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a cabinet agency of the Florida government

  • The Allstate Foundation creates prosperous communities to fulfill hopes and dreams.

  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; United States Department of Transportation

  • Enterprise Holdings private foundation, giving back to communities.

  • The Express Car Wash, a proud sponsor of Dori Saves Lives and other community endeavors.

  • Interactive car driving simulator.

  • HNTB Corporation is an architecture, civil engineering consulting and construction management firm.

  • A global infrastructure advisory firm providing practical solutions.

  • Road construction company in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

  • Volkert: Engineering, environmental consulting, program management, and construction services.

  • TranSystems provides engineering and architectural planning, design and construction solutions.

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