According to the Salt Lake City Deseret News: Bus drivers have by far the best safety records of any transportation mode. A school bus is 19 times safer than a car, six times safer than an airplane.
Gillig School Buses tended to be the heaviest school buses ever built, with nearly 95% of the bus body being steel. Crowns used a mix of Steel and Aluminum, making their bodies lighter.
REMEMBER: School is OPEN – watch out for children crossing the street!