Here at McGough Bus Company, Inc., the safety of the children is our number one priority. Not only do we screen our drivers and aides during the hiring process and periodically throughout the year, we also provide training. Our staff is schooled on all the up-to-date traffic rules and regulations as well as safety precautions. Below are a few articles and links regarding safety, to keep you better informed.
Myth: A school bus is not a safe form of transportation.
Fact: Large school buses are heavier and distribute crash forces differently than passenger cars and light trucks do. Because of these differences, the crash forces experienced by occupants of buses are much less than that experienced by occupants of passenger cars, light trucks or vans.
Myth: The school bus industry creates extra expenses for everyone involved.
Fact: A 20 mile round-trip school commute saves an approximately $420 annually for each student who rides the bus and an approximate $10.9 billion nationwide.
Myth: School buses create more pollution and in turn are more harmful to the environment.
Fact: School buses keep cars off the road, decreasing both traffic congestion and fuel emissions.