I think school buses should have safety belts for the kids. Why don’t they? During the normal school week, children are more likely to ride the school bus more hours than any other vehicle. In my area (which is rural), kids could be on the bus for 30-45 minutes one way. They need seatbelts. Especially for in the winter, when the accident rates are increased. Are we waiting for a massive, horrible accident to start this? Let’s just be proactive when our kids’ lives are on the line. I guess my final statement would be–why not? I just don’t see what seatbelts would hurt–it could only help save lives. What are your thoughts??
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A school bus wreck killed a young child and the driver Monday in Indianapolis, officials said. Readers commenting on the story debated whether additional safety measures are required.
We saw differing views on the need for safety belts on buses. One commenter who said she is a bus driver was in support of them.
SitSandraSit: “As a driver, I see kids jumping around on school buses all the time as it is moving. At times I wish I could do something about it, but there isn’t much I can do. It’s can be difficult to control just one child, let alone 20. I think there should be cameras and restrictions like seat belts. Maybe a…
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