We know that school bus drivers are very
well-trained, but they do not have
control over other driver's actions.
Because of this, communication
between the students and the driver
is very necessary. In this
video, Bobby, a third grader, copes
with some events where he is treated
with a lack of respect by some other
students. On his third day at
school, he is excited about a good
report from his teacher and is eager
to share it with his mother.
Unfortunately, Bobby makes a big
mistake when he does not follow the
instructions for crossing safely in
front of the bus. A distracted
driver ignores safety procedures,
and Bobby is hit by the car.
While Bobby's friends and classmates
wait to learn about the outcome,
viewers have time to reflect on the
importance of following safe
procedures. A joint venture
between the Ohio Association of
Pupil Transportation and The
Broken Toy Project, this color
unrated educational drama on DVD
features students from the
Worthington City Schools. This
intense, disturbing film makes it a
good discussion-starting tool for
children fifth grade, and under.
While the procedures followed in the
film are based on Ohio rules,
students and drivers in all states
can benefit from viewing this film.
Runtime: 21 minutes