Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement
ELYRIA, Ohio –Is there anything that says “student” in America quite like the iconic yellow school bus? While the school bus is a symbol for K-12 students, it also symbolizes safety: The classic yellow vehicle – which carries more than 25 million children every day – is well documented as the safest form of student transportation. In support of 2021 National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 18-22), Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems shares a look at technologies and training designed to make school bus transportation across North America even safer.
National School Bus Safety Week is a public education program from the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) that is designed to promote school bus safety. It occurs the third full week of October each year.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, citing American School Bus Council data, says students are 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a school bus instead of traveling by car. NAPT is leading a charge for better numbers yet – its “Zip. Zero. Nada. None.” campaign is aiming for an entire school year free of fatalities no later than the school year ending June 30, 2025.
“We support NAPT’s mission at Bendix by providing ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) to school bus OEMs that in turn provide them to school bus fleets in pursuit of an even safer experience,” said TJ Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions – Controls at Bendix, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety, air management, and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles. “Partnering with school districts and vehicle manufacturers across North America, we are working to deploy the latest technologies and training to help keep student passengers safe, and to support the school bus drivers who oversee their travels day in and day out.”
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