This is a decent article overall, about how school buses are the safest way to get kids to school, and driving themselves is dangerous, but the above line really irked me.
Sure, riding in a bus may be statistically safer than riding a bike, walking, or driving to school, but isn't that ignoring the bigger picture? What about the health benefits and independence gained by children who bike or walk to school!!!
It's kind of pathetic that schools would put more kids on buses to get them to school, to avoid the extremely slight chance of a fatal accident, rather than teach them how to use physically and mentally healthier ways of getting to school safer.