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School Bus Accident Rekindles the Fight for Bus Seat Belts

Several states have been looking into mandating three-point seat belts on school buses as a measure to keep kids safe. There is fierce debate on the issue, with some (including national transportation agencies) arguing that three-point seat belts don’t help much or, in some situations, may actually be less safe. On April 11, a bus carrying 41 students in Macon was struck from behind by a vehicle. The accident injured five students, two of whom were hospitalized and three of whom were taken by their parents to receive medical care. The driver in the incident was also hospitalized, but thankfully, there were no fatalities. Would seat belts have prevented child injuries in this bus accident? Seat Belts and School Buses: What the NHTSA Has to Say Only six states mandate school bus seat belts – New York, California, Florida, New Jersey, Louisiana and Texas. The American Academy of Pediatrics has…
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