Why don't school buses have seat belts?

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Why Don’t School Buses Have Seat Belts?

When it is time to get into a car what is the first thing you do? Well, of course it’s buckle up!
If you’re like most kids then you probably don’t even think about putting on your seat belt until your mom tells you to.
Today the US Government does not require seat belts on school busses weighing over 10,000 pounds. That’s not the case for lighter school busses. Only 6 states in the US require seat belts these six states are California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York & Texas. Seat belts in other states are only required on newer school busses.
School busses are designed to be safe for children. School buses seats are well cushioned and high off the ground. When a crash happens the impact keeping the children safe. So If you were scared of things like bus crashes, well now you know busses are made for kid’s safety!