There are about 10,300 school bus drivers in Washington State, driving 9,300 school buses. Each day almost 500,000 students ride the yellow school bus, a total of about 500,000 miles. Enough miles to drive to the moon and back, each day!
The school bus drivers of Washington state undergo an extensive training program prior to getting behind the wheel of a school bus and refresher training every year. This training helps to ensure that riding a school bus is the safest way to get to school.