28 Jan '17, 1am

Roundup blog: Lawmakers nationwide consider seat belts for #schoolbuses.

Roundup blog: Lawmakers nationwide consider seat belts for #schoolbuses.

April Brenner, a mother, urged the House Transportation panel to consider the benefits for child safety. “I’m certainly not the first parent to ask the question, ‘Why don’t our children have to wear seat belts on the bus?’” Brenner said in written testimony. “It is a state law that all drivers and passengers have to wear a seat belt in their vehicles.” The Kansas Highway Patrol also supported the bill. It touted the safety of school buses, adding that “seat belts on newly purchased school buses will only enhance the protection of Kansas’ students, especially in cases where a rollover or side impact crash could occur.” Skeptics of the bill asid school buses are designed to protect students through a concept called compartmentalization, in which high, padded seat backs help shield children from the impact in a crash. “Would added seat belts make buses safer?” said Mike Folks...

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