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Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Aug 28, 2018 in Auto Accidents

Harbin & Burnett urges drivers to use caution when driving in school zones and around buses.  Earlier this year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data on the number of school-transportation-related crashes.  The NHTSA defines this as "a crash that involves, either directly or indirectly, a school bus body vehicle, or a non-school bus functioning as a school bus, transporting children to or from school or school-related activities."  From 2007-2016, there was an average of 128 fatalities per year in these types of accidents. "Occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 9 percent of the fatalities, and nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) accounted for 20 percent of the fatalities. Most (70%) of the people who lost their lives in these crashes were occupants of other vehicles involved". Most fatalities occur between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Obviously those two hours are the times that most children are being picked-up or dropped off at school, so use extra caution during those times. 

For more information and data: NHTSA

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