Here are some bus statistics for you–as you can see–bus travel has gotten safer:

1975 – 6,055 million vehicle miles traveled with 462,156 registered buses – 5.40 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled

1985 – 4,478 million vehicle miles traveled with 593,485 registered buses – 7.53 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled

1995 – 6,420 million vehicle miles traveled with 685,503 registered buses – 4.22fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled

2005 – 6,980 million vehicle miles traveled with 807,053 registered buses – 3.09 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled

2008 – 7,114 million vehicle miles traveled with 843,308 registered buses – 3.47 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled