A trail of history facts can be traced to all vehicles; including school buses. With school starting soon for so many children, teens and adults, I thought it would be fun to look at some facts about school buses.
By 1932, there were 63,000 school buses on the road. Buses were considered the way to a better education and a way to save money.
Some parents disliked the idea of buses. They thought their taxes would increase and that they would become less involved in their children’s education. But, they were outnumbered and buses became the standard way of getting to school.
School buses came in and the one-room schools went out. Educators preferred larger schools, as they felt students would get a more consistent education from year to year.
With so many school buses on the roads, safety was key to designing them. This bus, to your left, had an all-steel chassis and bright orange paint. The color, called Double-Deep Orange, was chosen for safety reasons. Yellow became the standard in 1939 and was gradually adopted nationwide.
To read more about the history of the school bus copy/paste this link: americanhistory.si.edu/america-on-the-move/school-bus