Last week’s school bus crash in Ansonia resulted in three students going to the hospital. The injuries were minor, but whenever students are injured in school bus accidents, the question invariably comes up: Why don’t school buses have seat belts?
It seems a monumental oversight. For years the law has mandated that children riding in a car must be restrained by a seat belt. Belts have been shown to reduce traffic injuries and deaths. So why on earth would we make an exception for vehicles whose sole purpose is transporting children?