UK urged to use US yellow school buses
The Yellow School Bus is common in the USA but not until recently has it featured in the UK street scene taking kids to school and home again at the end of the school day. In the UK many many pupils are taken to school in cars blocking roads and belching greenhouse gasses into the air. Now there is a concerted campaign to introduce Yellow Buses across Britain. Many feel that the colour of the bus isn't that important but the concept of 'School Bus' for those primary pupils that live over a mile away from school is welcomed on the whole. At the moment secondary age pupils can get a school bus if they live more than 3 miles away from school.
The government is being urged to introduce US-style yellow school buses for primary schools across Britain.
The Yellow School Bus Commission, chaired by the former education secretary, David Blunkett, said it could "revolutionise" the school run.
A year-long review found the numbers of children being driven to school by car had doubled in the past 20 years.
The cross-party commission found that introducing yellow buses could mean millions fewer car journeys each year.