For keenen clark, a student who survived a fatal bus crash in rural alberta 10 years ago, the need for seatbelts seems obvious clark was a 14-year-old passenger in a school bus hit from the rear. A school bus with seat belts, and a school bus driver with no authority, is a waste of resources and the real disaster waiting its time to happen (jk) the erroneous arguments against safety belts are now attributed to an economically motivated industry. On the rare occasion that there is a collision involving a school bus, the question is always raised as to whether there is a need for seat belts in school buses. School buses were designed to be the safest mode of transport for kids, but at least 18 states are considering mandatory seat belt laws when a school bus in chattanooga, tennessee, slammed into a. Most of the school bus crashes occur either when kids are getting in or getting out of their school buses so the necessity of seat belts as safety device is strongly disputed given the cost of installing seat belts per child is comparatively low, you will have to invest huge amounts of money when you have to look into the safety measures of.
Jerry brown signed a bill on monday requiring seat belts on all school buses by 2035, building on previous legislation that requires that new school buses sold in california come with seat belts. Overview the school bus is the safest vehicle on the road—your child is much safer taking a bus to and from school than traveling by car although four to six school-age children die each year on school transportation vehicles, that’s less than one percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide. Ongoing studies and research as the debate over whether seat belts in school buses are necessary, safe, dangerous, or redundant rages on, so does the research.
While it is an engineering possibility to put three-point safety belts on school buses, the anchoring of the shoulder harness would, of necessity, make the seat back more rigid to endure the. A school bus is any passenger vehicle that is designed to carry more than 10 passengers (in addition to the driver) and is used for the primary purpose of transporting pre-primary, primary or. Taking a bus to school is the safest way to go, statistics show but accidents sometimes happen, and children may face other hazards on a bus besides the risk of being hurt in a crash.
A deadly school bus accident in chattanooga, tennessee, has revived an old question: should school buses have seat belts experts weigh in. Though few school buses nationwide have seat belts, bus transportation is by far the safest way for children to get to and from school, according to the national highway traffic safety administration. Seat belts need to be on school buses for the same reasons they are used in cars many school buses are old, out-dated, and do not give our children enough protection adding seatbelts should be a no-brainer we know they save lives. Seat belts weren’t required on school buses, and the bus didn’t have any for passengers since then, prescott, a middle school teacher, has been urging nebraska lawmakers to require what she says are lifesaving seat belts on new school buses. Pg 1 nasdpts position paper the equipping and use of passenger lap/shoulder belts in school buses february, 2014 introduction the national association of state directors of pupil transportation services (nasdpts) was established.
The association is responsible for the 500,000 school buses that ferry our children to and from school 240 days a year, including summer school the issue of seat belts on buses has been debated. Seat belts are a necessity in cars, so why not buses seat belts are not expensive, and if you were to crash you wouldn't lunge forward it just makes sense only 9 kids die every year on a school bus even if seat belts where mandatory, we kids would not wear them report post like reply 0 1 a bus is so much bigger then a car. A federal transportation panel on tuesday recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, which the board chairman called a “tried and. Seatbelts on school buses among feds' recommendations to protect children in wake of fatal wrecks the national transportation safety board found via a special investigation report that the.
When deciding to implement seat belts on school buses and the funding mechanisms that are used to pay for seat belt • continuous communication is necessary safer drivers safer cars safer roads update on lap/shoulder belts in school buses. The main answer, at least for school buses (virtually all research on buses and seat belts has focused on school buses) is that seat belts do not make school buses safer overall, travel on a school bus is the safest way to travel —40 times safer than riding in a car—with only a handful of deaths occurring to passengers on school buses. When people get in a car they put on a seatbelt – but when in a school bus, they don't because, most of the time, there aren't any but that is changing, in the united states anyway.
School bus seat belts require the seat belt to be integrated into the seat, a design problem gwr has been solving for decades we are a preferred supplier to global oems in the bus industry because of our expertise in engineering systems for this specific application. Over the past few months, the sudden spate of school bus accidents across america has given rise to a new debate with regard to the use of seat belts on school buses - should wearing seat-belts be made mandatory and will they help in bringing down the number of school bus related accidents. Depending on size, a typical new school bus can cost $75,000 to $85,000 and outfitting a single bus with seat belts can cost between $5,485 and $7,346, according to nhtsa, based on the number of. But what about seat belts on school buses new york and new jersey are the only two states that require seat belts on large public-school buses, but across the country a heated debate is brewing last year alone, 17 states introduced seat-belt bills.