By Vanessa Rasmussen, © 2004, All rights reserved.

Motor Vehicle Crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 4 to 14, and, in 2000 more than half of all children less than 15 years of age killed in car crashes were completely unrestrained. School age children transported in school buses are safer than children transported in motor vehicles of any other type. Large school buses provide protection because of their size and weight. It is very important that children are well-protected and aware about transportation hazards.

Following are some suggestions for safe transportation of children:

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