School Bus Safety (NHTSA) [March 2019]

NHTSA is responsible for establishing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs) to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes.

Demonstrating our commitment to children’s safety on school buses, we have established minimum safety standards for school buses that are above and beyond those for regular buses because we believe school buses should be as safe as possible. We also offer parents safety information about school buses and traffic safety rules for drivers and children to follow near bus stops and school zones.