The 1st China School Bus Development Seminar and International School Bus Expo ended yesterday in Beijing, with various school district, concerned parents and government officials getting a chance to inspect school buses of the yellow lengthened variety.
Over thirty different companies were on hand to show off their vehicles, with the scene being particularly lively around the model-draped Blue Bird bus. It’s apparently the first ever Blue Bird bus to arrive in China, and thus hiring pretty models to sexy up child safety is totally appropriate.
The exhibition comes 3 months after the issue of school bus safety was brought to the fore in China, after 20 preschoolers were killed in an overcrowded school bus accident in Gansu. A bout of national handwringing and consternation occurred in the wake of the accident, with the issue of school bus safety eventually receiving special attention from Premier Wen Jiabao.