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Our Type C buses feature Saf-T-Net construction, including side skirt reinforcement, extended roof bows and a welded header and rafter system to ensure maximum passenger safety. We also use double-bolted body mounting clips and Saf-T-Bond adhesive joints. And our one-piece, bonded windshield provides exceptional visibility among typical Type C buses. We even included our new BusWise™ Technologies on the Saf-T-Liner® C2 school bus to give drivers more tools when transporting students safely to and from school.
Thomas Built Type D buses feature double-bolted body mounting clips. The roof bows extend all the way to the bottom of side panels to provide superior protection in the event of a side impact.
Our Type A buses are built with the strength of a full-size school bus with the added features of safety cage body construction with one-piece, skirt-to-skirt roof bows and two internal roof crash rails for rollover protection.
In fact, riding a school bus is 13 times safer than riding in the family vehicle. And children are 50 times more likely to arrive at school safely on a bus than by driving themselves or riding with friends. When you consider nearly 500,000 school buses travel an estimated 10 billion miles per year, that safety statistic is quite an achievement. That said, the most dangerous aspect of riding a school bus is passenger safety getting on and off a bus. It is vital that passengers take their time, paying attention to surrounding traffic and making sure that the bus driver can see them at all times.
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