Children all across the country are going back to school, and one popular mom blogger is taking the time to raise awareness about the serious issue of school bus safety with a humorous parody video that’s going viral.
Deva Dalporto’s video, “Bus, Don’t Move,” riffs off “Bust A Move,” the popular 1989 hit by Young MC.
"I busted a move because I wanted to bring awareness to school bus safety and what better way to do it than with a funky ‘90s rap," Dalporto said today on "Good Morning America."
It in, Dalporto and other mothers dance and sing lyrics that have been modified to urge caution when people drive through school zones or when they see a school bus that has stopped with the crossing arm extended.
“You see a bus, don’t move ….,” she sings.
Dalporto said she was inspired to make the music video after she learned of what she says is a startling statistic.
"I was talking to my friends…about the fact that 25,000 kids get injured on the way to school every day and that’s just unacceptable," she said on "GMA."
Every day, nearly half a million school buses hit the road – taking 25 million children to school. On average, five children die in school bus crashes each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
School children and a bus driver can also be seen busting their own moves in the video, which had been viewed more than 20,000 times on YouTube since being posted on Aug. 25.
"We really do have the whole neighborhood," Dalporto said of the group effort in making the video. "It’s awesome. My friends are amazing. They’re game for anything, which is so cool."