Zip. Zero. Nada. None.

NAPT® and the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) are sponsoring a campaign to help eliminate school transportation-related fatalities by 2025. We call it Zip. Zero. Nada. None.
 
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a yellow school bus is the safest way for children to get to/home from school – 70 times safer than walking, riding a bicycle or riding in a car or light truck with an adult driver (teen drivers are exceptionally dangerous).  But . . .

There is an average of nearly 15 school transportation-related fatalities each school year.  This includes students riding in a bus that are killed as the result of a crash (approx. 5), students that are hit by a passing motorist (approx. 5) and students that are run over by their own bus.

As best we can tell, there has never been a year when no students died as the result of a school bus crash, being hit by a car while getting on or off a school bus (or waiting at a bus stop) or being run over by their own bus.

The Goal

We aim to have no school transportation fatalities for an entire school year, no later than the school year that ends June 30, 2025. We’re asking everyone who is interested in the safety of students that ride the school bus to join us in this effort.

Help Us Achieve Our Goal

Learn more about the Zip. Zero. Nada. None. Campaign strategy and commit to making our industry even safer.