Crash Statistics

The California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) has developed two separate searchable databases for your use. Both databases contain statistics of crashes that occur during normal school transportation hours. The FARS database contains national statistics and the SWITRS database contains California statistics. You may download one or both of these databases. You will find that both of the databases have the same format and are easy to navigate and use.

Statistics from the FARS database are featured in the School Transportation News Buyers Guide published annually in January. CASTO believes that you will find these databases to be informative and helpful.

FARS 9.1, the 2009 version incorporates crash statistics for the 2007-2008 school year. As you explore the statistics within the 2007-2008 school year you will notice in some instances a drastic drop in numbers compared to previous years. This can only be explained by the economic downturn that, according to experts, began much earlier but was officially recognized in late 2007. In short people are driving less and fatal accidents have declined in passenger vehicles and for pedestrians. Are more students riding school buses? You can answer that question based on what is occurring in your locale. Follow this link and compare the overall data from the FARS Encyclopedia to that of the data depicted during normal school transportation hours within this database.

Download National Statistics

The data for these reports were gathered from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) a database of all fatal motor vehicle crashes that occur in the United States.


Download California Statistics

The data for these reports were gathered from the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) a database of all motor vehicle crashes that occur in California.


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