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November 05, 2013  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

Mississippi lawmakers debate seat belts on school buses


JACKSON, Miss. — State lawmakers may consider next year whether school buses should be equipped with seat belts, and some are already expressing opinions on both sides of the issue, The Associated Press reports.

Advocates say seat belts could help reduce the severity of children's injuries in case of a school bus crash. Rep. Tom Miles (D-Forest) said he knows state money is limited, but he asked his colleagues, “What is the value of a child’s life?”

However, critics cited various concerns, including the potential difficulty for school bus drivers to make sure that all children wear their seat belts. 

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Elaine Vechorik    |    Jan 02, 2014 05:09 PM

How many of these Congressmen/woman have been on a bus today. It is alright for them to sit in the Capital and make laws without any input from drivers or anyone else working in the transportation of student business. The buses today are designed for maximum safety of the students, IF ONLY YOU COULD GET STUDENTS TO FOLLOW THE RULES OF SITTING IN THE SEAT PROPERLY. To help our students better under stand why the bus driver is telling them to sit in their seats properly we should them a video of a school bus crash test. It was on You Tube it only takes about 45 seconds but it gives you a chance to show why it is important that they sit properly.

Doug    |    Nov 06, 2013 04:08 AM

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