Day Care Bus Central
We offer the Safest Childcare Transportation Activity Bus (MFSAB)
703 County Highway 107, Johnstown, NY 12095 • (800) 979-0321

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is a "MFSAB"? A: "MFSAB" stands for Multi Function School Activity Bus. The MFSAB is designed and constructed to school bus standards and are made primarily to replace 12-15 passenger vans and give daycare / childcare providers, YMCA's, YWCA's, Boy / Girl Scouts, Private Schools, Churches, and many other organizations, the safest vehicle for sale to transport children in.


Q: Is my 15 passenger van really that unsafe? A: NHTSA (The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has now issued its 4th warning to all the owners of 12-15 passenger vans, warning them of the risks of driving the vans.


Q: So NHTSA issued 4 warnings, why should I listen to them? A: NHTSA is the organization that makes the car manufacturers (such as Ford, Dodge, GMC, Chevrolet, Toyota etc.) recall parts and vehicles. They are also the ones that give out crash test ratings and rollover ratings.


Q: But isn't a van safer because it has seat belts? A: Plain and simple, NO! Actually all MFSAB's are required to have seatbelts. The Multi Function School Activity Bus also uses school bus "compartmentalization" which has been proven to be extremely effective in the event of a crash.

The Prodigy MFSAB is available with 3 point belts for every passenger and/or integrated 5 point belts for ages 1 and up. These and many other available options help make an MFSAB from Day Care Bus Central the safest vehicle in America!


Q: What does NHTSA think about a MFSAB? A: NHTSA calls MFSAB's (& school buses) the safest form of transportation that exists, "It's our recommendation that children should only be transported in these vehicles." is their exact quote!
Q: I am not sure, is Prodigy FMVSS approved? A: Yes! The Prodigy Multi Function Buses are FMVSS approved and also come with the longest body and component warranties in the industry of 3 years / 36,000 miles!


Q: What is FMVSS? A: FMVSS stands for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. FMVSS sets specific guidelines that must be met in order for a vehicle to be classified as an MFSAB or School Bus. The Prodigy MFSAB meets or exceeds all these standards.

In addition, the Prodigy MFSAB comes with industry first designs such as a one piece roof construction to prevent leaks over the life of the bus. The Prodigy also boasts an impressive 5 years / 60,000 mile Body Construction warranty.


Q: What if I get a Prodigy and it rolls over? What protection do I have then? A: It is highly unlikely that the MFSAB will rollover. However, if it does, each and every Prodigy has a minimum of 5 continuous metal beams that run from the floor on one side of the bus, over head, to the floor on the other side of the bus. This creates a virtually crush proof MFSAB and is designed to keep all the passengers inside safe.


Q: I can drive a van, but how hard is it to drive a Prodigy? A: The Prodigy Multi Function School Activity Bus drives and handles similiar to a van. And with the addition of extra mirrors, it is actually easier to drive than a normal van. If you can drive a van, you will have no trouble driving a bus!


Q: I really want to get a Prodigy, but I don't know if we can afford it? A: We work with several financing companies that will customize a finance package that makes sense for your budget. Now you can enjoy the benefits of a MFSAB and not break the bank!


Q: We use vans right now. What options do I have to get a MFSAB? A: We accept trade-ins. We will appraise your van and tell you what we can give you in trade toward the purchase of a new MFSAB!


Q: Isn't a Prodigy much more expensive than a regular van? A: The initial cost of a Prodigy is $3000 to $5000 more than a van. However, the Prodigy has a significantly longer road life and is less expensive to maintain than a van. Also, the Prodigy can hold both more passengers and more luggage than a van. So, per passenger and per mile transportation costs are much less than a van.

You will most likely also find that the cost of insuring a Prodigy is less than that of insuring a van.


Q: I want one! How long will it take for you to deliver it? A: If you have chosen a Prodigy that we have in stock, you will be very happy to hear that we can have it delivered to you in as little as 2 days! If you need something that we don't have in stock, we can order it for you and have it in as little as 2-3 weeks! View our current inventory today!


Q: I still have some more questions.
Who can I contact?

A: You can contact our office toll free at: 800-979-0321.
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