This survey includes only student fatalities that occur in the loading and unloading areas of the school bus that were reported to the appropriate state agency. The bus loading and unloading area is defined as “any location the school bus stops to load or unload student passengers.” Fatalities include those that occurred when the student was going to or from school and when boarding or exiting the school bus:
1. In the loading and unloading area
2. In the vicinity of the loading and unloading area or
3. Crossing the road, street or highway
No other fatalities are to be included. If you are uncertain about a particular accident, report the accident and indicate if it has been included in the figures you have provided. Please identify any questionable fatalities in the remarks & additional information section of the form in order to record it properly.
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