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Bus Occupant Safety Data

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The injury and crash data in this table are from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) General Estimates System (GES). The data from GES, which began operation in 1988, are obtained from a nationally representative probability sample selected from all police-reported crashes. The GES sample includes only crashes where a police accident report was completed and the crash resulted in property damage, injury, or death. The resulting figures do not take into account crashes that were not reported to the police or that did not result in property damage. 

Injured persons and Vehicles involved in crashes counts are estimates and have been rounded to the nearest 1,000.

Rates per 100 million vehicle-miles figures may differ from those in the source data due to rounding by the source.


KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised.

aBus includes school, transit, and intercity buses.


U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, personal communications, Jun. 7, 2012, June 20, 2014, March 15, 2016, Sept 15, 2017, Oct. 16, 2018, May 22, 2019, and May 13, 2020.