Should all school buses be equipped with seatbelts?
I’m sure, by now, you’ve already heard the story about the Prince George’s County school bus that flipped on its side Wednesday morning when the driver made a fast turn. The driver and five children were injured as a result.
All 44 students onboard were taken to area hospitals for precautionary evaluations.
While I’m glad there were no fatalities, I am concerned with the recklessness of the driver. (He’s been charged with taking the turn at a "speed greater than reasonable," police said.)
I’m also wondering whether there were seatbelts on the bus. (Both articles did not reveal this.) A little-known reality is that some school buses are not equipped with seatbelts.
Should all school buses be equipped with seatbelts? And, should students then be required to wear seatbelts?