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Largest Walking School Bus
Detail: Tens of thousands of children across the UK participated to make the largest "walking bus". The record attempt is part of a national effort, and the aim was to get more than 100,000 children walking in pairs on a 500m safe route to their school, at exactly the same time.

This effort seeks to highlight the dangers of speeding drivers and raising awareness of the numbers of youngsters killed or injured on the roads.

Neighbourhood wardens and parents, all in high-visibility jackets, accompanied the youngsters on the route. Walking buses involve adult volunteers escorting pupils to school on foot, stopping at pre-arranged "bus stops" to pick up passengers.
Source: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, UK), June 19, 2009 Friday
Date: June 20 2009