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. 

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Elaine Vechorik

     | about 3 years ago

    Why school buses don't need seat belts by the American School Bus Council:

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