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School Buses in General Don’t Use Seatbelts in Many States

School Buses in General Don’t Use Seatbelts in Many States

The National Highway Transportation Safety Adminstration, or NHTSA does not require the use of seatbelts in buses weighing over five tons. While there is a requirement for smaller buses, the decision for the larger ones is left to the states. As of yet, only six states, California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Texas require some use of seat belts on large buses. In some cases, this is only on newer buses.

Why Did Federal Regulators Order a Bus Company to Stop Operations?

Why Did Federal Regulators Order a Bus Company to Stop Operations?

Unfortunately, the rising prices of gas and regulations, make it very hard to turn a profit. So companies cut corners to stay in business. Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have ordered a tour bus operator to cease operations immediately, after being involved in a Southern California crash.