More than 100 children are killed every year walking to school. Another 25,000 are injured. And half of the 31 pedestrians killed while boarding a bus are children between the ages of 5 and 7. Yes. You heard that right. Children are being killed and injured on the way to school every year.
So when American Traffic Solutions, creators of the CrossingGuard® school bus stop arm enforcement technology for school buses, approached me about doing a video to spread awareness about these tragic facts, I was immediately on board. Anything to help protect our kids!
So what’s the problem? How is this happening? It’s all about the drivers. People speeding through school zones. People talking on phones, texting and generally not paying attention when they’re driving. People passing school buses when the lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended. Not only is the latter illegal, it’s incredibly dangerous for our kids.
I love the song Bust a Move and thought it was just perfect song to bring this message home. I mean, how could I resist a line like, “It’s big and yellow, you say hello, come pick up my kids you fine fellow” when singing about a school bus? I couldn’t! So tada! Here’s my Bust a Move Parody – See a Bus, Don’t Move!
It’s time to spread awareness about this tragic issue. So please, share this video and remind people that kids are walking to school and getting on the bus. Remind them to pay attention when they’re driving, and of course, if you see a bus – DON’T MOVE! #BusDontMove
Thank you to the Haggarty, other Haggarty, Falasco, Craig-Kaludzinski, Turri, Hudnut, Hibbs families and Janice as the bus driver! You guys were amazing. Thanks to Aaron Fagerstrom for not only his amazing camerawork, but for standing in as my distracted driver. And aMOMamous for your background singing! Love you all! Here are the lyrics!