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School bus safety: Could seatbelts make a difference?

from WTVC-TV

A Knoxville, Tenn., community is in mourning after two school buses collide, killing two students and a teacher's aid. Federal and state regulations don't require buses to be equipped with seat belts. NewsChannel9 spoke to parents about school bus safety in our area. Hamilton County Transportation Supervisor, Ben Coulter tells NewsChannel9 because of the bus' design, seatbelts aren't necessary. But former NTSB Chairman, Jim Hall says he's been fighting this issue for more than a decade. Hall says the number one cause of death in bus crashes is ejections, an issue that he says can only be remedied by seatbelts. more

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