As early in life as our first school bus ride to the local elementary school, buses have a significant impact on the way we conduct our lives. Our experiences riding a bus may range from taking a bus to school, traveling on a commuter bus to work, riding a transit bus to the mall, using an airport shuttle, or taking a bus to visit a relative in another state. Almost half a million buses transport over 24 million students every day. Despite how often we may hop on a bus, we rarely stop to consider the potential of being involved in a bus accident or suffering serious injury. This is odd when one considers that most buses lack many of the safety features of an automobile, such as seat belts and air bags.