Should seat belts on school buses be required?

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The United States National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) doesn’t think so. In fact, the NHTSA recently denied a petition from safety groups, consumer advocates and doctors that sought to make the use of seat belts on school buses a requirement nationwide. The reason? The projected cost of adding lap belts to buses, which was predicted to be $5,485 to $7,346 per bus, would outweigh expected “benefits”.

As explained in this LA Times article, the NHSTA is basically saying, in a very clinical and detached manner, that a few dead children aren’t worth the added costs...

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