Why Don’t School Buses Have Seat Belts?

Posted by Cameron Sito on Sep 20, 2016 2:46:00 PM

Today’s cars have seat belts, numerous airbags, rear-view cameras, anti-collision brake systems and shatter-proof glass. Yet many school buses do not have seat belts. As a parent, this may come as surprise to you, and you may worry about your child’s safety. So, why don't school buses have seat belts?

This issue has been carefully considered by transportation and safety experts for many years and the lack of safety harnesses on school buses is intentional. Are the experts correct? 

Let’s examine both sides of this issue.

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Topics: Bus Safety, Safety