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Happy school bus trip! (8)

(Xinhua)

13:12, November 23, 2011

Bai Shuyan (R), a 25-year-old primary school teacher, chats with students who are queuing up to get on the school bus in Deqing County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Nov. 22, 2011. Bai's job is to take care of the children on the bus.(Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

Local government of Deqing County has invested 20 million yuan (3.14 million U.S. dollars) to order 79 school buses, which are specially designed for children with smaller seats and seat belts as well as bright yellow color to have better warning function. Among the 79 buses, 14 ones have truck-style front ends, and this appearance like a long nose can effectively reduce the impact force and better protect children's safety. Drivers of such kind of school buses are required not to exceed 60 kilometers per hour. Nearly 6,000 children from 25 primary schools have benefited from the operation of this kind of school bus in Deqing County.

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