Finally -- Buses To Get Safety Belts

LCT Magazine
Posted on May 19, 2009

GOOD REGULATION: The NTSB has decided to require seat belts on commercial motorcoach buses, a long overdue regulation following a string of deadly U.S. bus crashes in recent years. With almost as many people riding in motorcoaches as in planes, this measure is a no-brainer. The only difference between motorcoach and airplane seatbelt rules is that on a plane, passengers must wear them when told; on a motorcoach, it would be optional. Is that because seat belt use is impossible to enforce on a motorcoach (no flight attendants)? But then some states require motorists to wear seatbelts in front auto seats, so why not on buses? -- M.R. 

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  • Lyndy Burnham

     | about 10 years ago

    I'm all in favor of this too. I feel "vulnerable" when I ride in a vehicle without a safetybelt.

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