Monday, April 18, 2005
The whining liberals at National Review
The libertarian leaning conservatives over at National Review always seem to find some kind of law they want passed whenever they get offended.
# Safety Statistics. Last year, 45 states had not a single child killed as a school bus occupant - an incredible safety record. Between 1990 and 2000, an average of just six children each year died as school bus passengers. These tragedies typically involved unavoidable, severe circumstances.
# Trust the school bus for the best safety for your child. The Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences estimates that every year more than 800 school-aged children are killed as passengers in other motor vehicles, or walking or riding bicycles, during “normal school transportation hours.” Most of these deaths could be prevented if children rode in school buses. Parents need to know that driving a child to school is not a safety smart decision - hands down, the school bus is the safest way to and from school. Even worse, allowing a child to drive themselves to school, or riding with other teenagers to school, increases the risk of fatality by 10 percent.
Come on Jonah, go ahead and say it: “I’m doing it for the children. If it saves the life of one child...”
Note: I like Jonah, and agree with a lot, (not all), of what is espoused over at NRO. It gets me how easily they shrug off their anti-big-government costumes for special causes. A lot days they sound like a gaggle of whining liberals.