WHY AREN'T SEAT BELTS REQUIRED ON SCHOOL VEHICLES?

Studies have shown that the addition of seat belts to the current configuration of a school vehicle increases the chance of neck and head injuries.

School vehicles protect passengers through "compartmentalization", a design that includes:

• Seats with high backs;

• Seats filled with energy-absorbing material;

• Seats placed close together to form compartments; and

• Strong seat anchorages.

 

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