Should all school buses use seatbelts?


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This is a topic that's been thrown around a lot in the past few years. For me, probably yes. There's been a bunch of accident reports and a bunch of kids doing stupid, sure. Yeah, it's restrictive, and younger kids may not know how, so I can see some people. But, what do you think?



That Reviewing Guy

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The only ones I feel are probably 5th grade and younger since they're just that young, I dunno.


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Does that mean kids would actually use them though? I don't know if it would help, and there's probably going to be roughhousing anyway. So I'm kind of split on the issue.


Facing the BSOD

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I'm really spilt on this issue. Seat belts are great to use in case of a school bus accident, but it does take away a lot of the fun.


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In my town about a year ago, there was a bus crash. Two busses famed into each other head on, because one bus swerved into another bus. People died.




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Yes they should, if they can make seatbelts that actually do their job, unlike the ones they have on most school buses (those lap belts). It's not like there's much social interaction on the bus, anyway, at least on mine, so I don't think it would be much of an issue, but people react differently to certain things, and I don't know how much of an effect it would truly have.


The Librarian
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Yes. I think, in a perfect world, school buses should be outfitted with seat belts for every child. If safety is truly our number one priority, we will make it happen.

Sadly, I don't see a mass refitting of school buses in the near future. Someone with a cost/benefit ratio is going to argue it's not worth the trouble.


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Yes, yes,yes, YES. There should be seatbelts on ALL School Buses! No matter what type of weight the bus NEED SEATBELTS! School Buses aren't invulnerable to disasters and there've been a few accidents that could've been prevented if there was seatbelts.