Student transport is the transporting of children and teenagers to and from schools and school events. School transport can be undertaken by school students themselves (on foot, bicycle or perhaps horseback; or for older students, by car), they may be accompanied by family members or caregivers, or the transport may be organised collectively, using buses or taxis.
A school bus is a type of bus owned, leased, contracted to, or operated by a school or school district. It is regularly used to transport students to and from school or school-related activities, but not including a charter bus or transit bus. Various configurations of school buses are used worldwide, the most iconic examples are the yellow school buses of the United States and Canada which are also found in other parts of the world.
School buses are the most preferred and frequently used transportation system of commute for the students.
Even if the parents could drive their children to and from the school on their own, they choose school buses over their cars. The reason being the safety a school bus provides to the children.
According to the research from some federal studies, traveling by school bus is the safest way for children to commute to and from the school.
Along with the safety benefits, there are various other factors to which schools buses contribute. Below, we explain to you some of the most important benefits of using buses for school students.