Seat belts have been mandatory in cars since 1968. Seat belts are even required in airplanes, where there is usually no such thing as a “minor” crash. Why, then, are no seat belts in commercial or school buses?
It seems the bus industry has resisted efforts to mandate seat belts in new buses, or to retrofit old buses with new seat belts. You see, the health and safety of those pesky passengers shouldn’t get in the way of the bottom line.
What does this mean to you:
Be careful when selecting your preferred method of travel.