A school bus is a type of bus designed and manufactured for student transport: carrying children and teenagers to and from school and school events. The first school bus was horse-drawn, introduced in 1827 by George Shillibeer for a Quaker school at Abney Park 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 the U.S., the term "busing" is also a term that refers to desegregation busing, the transport of students to schools other than the closest local school for the purposes of racial integration. 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 districts lease or purchase their buses, 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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vasilpro (41661) 2011-04-11 13:28
I like your POV and the idea of that shot and for the interesting notes about the yellow school buses.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
npecanhuk (76927) 2011-04-13 6:37
I used to love taking pictures out of a moving vehicle (car, train, bus etc.).
I loved your idea and the visual results are original, interesting and attractive!
TFS - congrats,
baddori (20159) 2011-04-17 6:56
Bella foto ed ottima nota esplicativa.
Una gioia per i collezionisti di foto di auto .
Belli i contorni ed la ripresa dallo specchietto retrovisore.
Il bus scolastico è tipico USA ...ma anche a Cagliari, dove vivo, come trasporto militari dell'USAF ...
Selmik (3625) 2011-04-20 21:44
thank You for comments.
Very unusual and lovely shot, good timing and clarity, very well performed.
To be honest, I tried to make such type of photographs a few times and every time unsuccessfully, but yours is a perfect one.
aliabazari (16252) 2012-04-09 0:42
Good point. American cars are beautiful and lovely and very good view of them.
Thank you for everyday life.