But his was not the only voice of caution. Senate Education Committee chairman David Pearce (R-Warrensburg) wondered if the ads on the outside of the bus would be a distraction for other drivers, thereby creating a risk to the safety of the children.
I gather Warrensburg has no ads on its city buses -- or maybe has no city buses -- nor does it have any bus bench ads, billboards, for sale signs, "we buy ugly houses" signs or any of those "make $50,000 working from home" signs taped to every third telephone poll. Because out here in the real world, you can't drive 50 feet without spotting an advertisement for something. Ads on school buses would just be more visual clutter, but hardly a distraction.