Buses told to buckle up, school buses exempt
Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it will now be requiring full seat belts for all large commercial buses and motorcoaches. But another kind of bus remains exempt from the rule: the school bus. Federal officials say on average, 21 people are killed and nearly 8,000 more are injured in large bus crashes each year. Experts say seatbelts could reduce those injuries by roughly 45 percent, and for bus companies, they say they appreciate the uniformity and increased safety that comes with the new law. But many still wonder about those other, big, yellow buses.
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