The National Safety Council (NSC) is renewing its call for seat belts on school buses.
According to the NSC, 100 people are killed and 10,000 are injured in school bus-related crashes every year. Most school buses only include a seat belt for the driver.
“Three-point seat belts for all passengers would help mitigate school bus-related deaths and injuries,” the NSC stated.
“School buses are designed to protect students through compartmentalization – closely spaced seats and high, energy-absorbing seat backs – but seat belts would further protect students in side-impact or rollover crashes.”
The NSC is also reminding drivers to be cautious around school buses, and obey school bus flashing signs and stop arms when activated.