Safety

Mississippi lawmakers debate seat belts on school buses

Posted on November 5, 2013

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. 

To read the full story, click here.

Related Topics: Mississippi, seat belts

Comments ( 2 )
  • Elaine Vechorik

     | about 4 years ago

    Why school buses don't need seat belts by the American School Bus Council: http://www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org/school-bus-information-and-statistics/faq/why-dont-school-buses-have-seat-belts

  • See all comments
More Stories
News

Unmarked School Bus Spotted Trying to Pick Up Students

A Michigan school bus with the district’s name covered by spray paint tries to pick up students at a stop, but a parent won’t let them board, and the driver speeds off. Two similar sightings are reported soon after.

News

Man Accused of Jumping Onto Moving School Bus

Leverne Doran of Maryland tells police that someone on the bus threw a bottle at his vehicle. When the bus driver refuses to open the door, Doran allegedly jumps onto the front of the bus.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!