Those familiar yellow and black vehicles are the safest form of
transportation in the country, considering the many miles and the
travel conditions buses undergo to transport children to and from
school, sports and other events.
This is due, in large part to the many safety features built into
school buses. School buses are designed to take a great deal of
impact, not to crush in event of roll over, and to cushion children
with compartmentalization between the seats in the event of a crash
or a fast stop.
Definition of a school bus
In Wisconsin, a school bus is a motor vehicle which carries 10 or
more passengers in addition to the operator, or a motor vehicle
painted with legally required school bus markings, glossy school bus
yellow trimmed in black, for the purpose of transporting:
Pupils to or from a public school or a private school or
pupils to or from a technical college when required.
Pupils to or from curricular or extracurricular activities.
Pupils to or from religious instruction on days when school is
Children with disabilities to or from an educational program
approved by the department of public instruction.
A school bus can also be a motor vehicle that is painted with
legally required school bus markings and is used for the purpose of
transporting disabled persons or elderly persons in connection with
any transportation assistance program for elderly or disabled