A school bus is a type of bus designed and manufactured for student transport: carrying children to and from school and school events. The first school bus was horse-drawn, introduced in 1827 by George Shillibeer for Newington Academy for Girls, a Quaker school in Stoke Newington, north-east of London (UK), and was designed to carry 25 children.
The primary vehicle used for student transport in North America, school buses are distinguished from other types of buses by design characteristics necessitated by federal and state/provincial regulations. Federal safety standards require school buses to be painted school bus yellow and equipped with specific warning and safety devices. This service is almost always provided without charge to families. In other parts of the world, the term "school bus" refers more to the destination of the bus and its student passengers than the specific vehicle designed for that purpose; the vehicles used for student transport are more closely related to other types of buses than their North American counterparts.
In the United States, school buses provide an estimated 10 billion student trips every year. Every school day, over 480,000 school buses transport 26 million children to and from schools and school-related activities; over half of the country's student population is transported by school bus. School buses are leased or purchased by school districts, while other school districts use school bus contractors to transport students. In the United States, approximately 40% of school districts use contractors to handle student transportation; in Canada, they are used almost universally.
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... from living within a thousand feet of parks, playgrounds, child-care facilities, schools, churches, swimming pools and school bus stops, was passed in 2006 ... However, the school bus stop provision was blocked by a federal judge pending his decision in a suit claiming this provision to be unconstitutional ...
... See also MyBus In the United Kingdom, student transport by bus is typically handled with the use of local scheduled public transport bus services ... Bus services for school students are usually contracted out to local bus companies, using ordinary buses which are used for other purposes when not in use for school ... Dedicated school buses in the UK To encourage students to travel to school by bus (as opposed to by car), North American-style yellow school buses were introduced ...
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... that her little brother is being bullied at school, she does what any unstable, psychopathic, homicidal sister would do ... The movie starts out with Izzy waiting for the school bus ... One of the girl's boyfriend is following the bus route in his car with his friend ...
... The Madhu School bus bombing was the bombing of a school bus carried out on January 29, 2008 in Mannar, Northern province of Sri Lanka ... The bombing killed 17, including eleven school children, and injured at least 14 more people.The LTTE accused the Sri Lankan Army for the attack but ... This attack was the second attack on a civilian bus in the month of January in Sri Lanka ...
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“There was an old man from Darjeeling
Who got on a bus bound for Ealing.
It said at the door,
Please dont spit on the floor,
So he carefully spat on the ceiling.”
“True it is that she who escapeth safe and unpolluted from out the school of freedom, giveth more confidence of herself than she who cometh sound out of the school of severity and restraint.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)