Many Missouri residents rely on personal motor vehicles to get them from place to place. They have control over where and when they drive, and often the decisions that are made behind the wheel. However, children are not in this position. Instead, children are often at the mercy of other drivers to keep them safe. In particular, children are often passengers on school buses, with little or no control over their safety. Instead, parents rely on school districts and bus drivers to make safe decisions for their children.