Four children were killed yesterday on theirs.
A school bus crash yesterday in Minnesota claimed the lives of four students, and injured 14. "I do not allow my two children to ride on a school bus--even for field trips--because they are so unsafe," says Dr. Alan Ross, president of The National Coalition for School Bus Safety. "We require kids to buckle up in our cars, but most school buses do not even have safety belts! The laws of physics aren't suspended because we put the kids in a large bus and paint it yellow. There's a glaring deficiency here." According to a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, there were over 17,000 injuries on school buses in 2006 alone. Installing seat belts would only cost about 5 cents per student per day. Isn't your kid's safety worth a nickel a day? To write to your legislators about making school buses safer, click here.