Why Are School Buses Yellow? ( And Other Fun Facts About the Iconic American School Bus)

It seems like the bright yellow school bus has been cruising through American towns forever, but it's really only been around since 1939. Before the automobile came along, most kids had to walk to school -- yes, your grandpa's stories are mostly true, though a little embellished, no doubt! In more populous areas, kids rode in horse-drawn carriages known as "school hacks". But with the advent of the automobile, things began to change. So how did we get from "school hacks" with motors to the modern mode of transportation that today's kids board every day?

Read on to learn some fun facts about the history of school buses

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