AN American-style yellow school bus is going on the road for the first time in Huddersfield.
It will be used to take children from the Town Avenue area of Bradley Mills to Rawthorpe infant and junior schools.
The bus will be in use from next Tuesday as the town becomes the third in West Yorkshire to get yellow buses.
Yellow bus schemes at Hebden Bridge and Ilkley have been a huge success.
Youngsters on the Rawthorpe bus will wear seat belts and there will be extra padding on the seat backs.
The driver, who has been specially trained, will only pick up children who have registered for the scheme.
Parents with children at the infant school will accompany their children on the journeys.
Kirklees Council is providing the yellow bus and Metro is supporting the scheme.
Clr David Payne, Kirklees Council Cabinet member responsible for transport and environment matters, said: "I welcome the yellow bus as one way to get children to school safely.
"I hope parents will take up this exciting idea."
The yellow bus is a pilot project that will run initially for three terms.
Clr Payne added: "We will be monitoring the service to see how it how it is running.
"If it is successful it will run again next year."