What school buses look like in 12 countries around the world
May 25, 2018, 19:32 IST
In Gaya, India, school vans are a common sight. But last year, van drivers learned that their vehicles may be phased out in favor of larger buses.
This bus was spotted in Tambunan, Malaysia. Most Malaysian school buses are more than 20 years old, a spokesman for the national bus organization said.
Not all school buses are yellow. This Mercedes-Benz school bus from Germany resembles a charter bus you'd see in the US. School buses in Germany are generally run by regional transportation groups, not the local government.
The buses in Vietnam need to navigate flooded roads during the rainy season. Fewer and fewer students are riding to school as the country's fleet of buses continues to age and break down.
Here's a bus in Makueni County, Kenya. In January, Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i called for measures to regulate school buses around the country, including a requirement that they be painted yellow.
Havana, Cuba, has a fleet of yellow school buses imported from Canada. But you won't find students going to school on these — they're used for standard public transportation.
This bus in Novy Urengoy, Russia, says CHILDREN in capital letters. In Russia, the Pavlovo Bus Factory makes buses that are used throughout eastern Europe.
Here's a fleet of buses in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. School buses in Dubai have mandatory GPS tracking systems and CCTV cameras.
Students at this primary school in Marrakesh, Morocco, take a yellow van to school. Most public schools in Marrakesh don't provide transportation for students, while many private schools do.
Here's a school bus in Sabha, Libya. Like many other countries, in Libya, school buses are a luxury reserved for private school students.
Most schools in Australia don't have dedicated buses for transporting children. Schools in the city of Wagga Wagga are an exception.
In Japan, some school buses are modeled after beloved cartoon characters. Children at an Osaka kindergarten ride to school inside a giant Pikachu. Other bus characters include Thomas the Tank Engine and Hello Kitty.