We all know seat belt laws are used to generate revenue for the state. This is why you pay a fine when caught without one. Police are even allowed to pull you over if you are seen not wearing a seatbelt. Charging you money of course.
Recently after some school bus wrecks have been in the news many parents are asking an obvious question. If I have to have my child strapped in the car why do 50 on a giant bus not have to be strapped in? The response”School Buses are like an egg carton” That is the best response they can come up with?
Of course the real reason is there is no money to be made. You can not pull over a school bus and ticket 50 children for not wearing a seatbelt like you can when they are riding in a vehicle with their parents. This is further proof of some of the nonsense statists spew.
IN GREENVILLE COUNTY, THERE ARE 380 SCHOOL BUSES ON THE ROAD ALMOST EVERY WEEKDAY. WHILE NONE OF THEM ARE EQUIPPED WITH SEATBELTS, THEY DO OFFER ANOTHER IMPORTANT SAFETY FEATURE. THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR, WE’VE SEEN EXAMPLES OF SCHOOL BUS CRASHES ACROSS THE UPSTATE BUT STUDENTS ARE RARELY INJURED IN THESE CRASHES, AND OFFICIALS SAY THE TALL BACK SEATS ARE THE REASON WHY. >>
WE HAVE THE HIGH SEATS IN THIS NEW BUS THAT YOU CAN SEE HERE. BACK IN THE 1970’S THEY DO NOT HAVE PADDING, SO THEY HAVE ADDED A LOT OF PADDING AND THE COMPARTMENTALIZATION OF THE SEAT AND SEATBACK KEEP THE STUDENTS IN CHECK.
REPORTER: HE SAYS STUDENTS ARE PROTECTED THE SAME WAY AN EGG CARTON PROTECTS ITS EGGS, THROUGH COMPARTMENTALIZATION. PLUS, OFFICIALS SAY, SEATBELTS LIKELY WOULD’VE DONE LITTLE TO PROTECT STUDENTS IN THE CHATTANOOGA BUS CRASH WHERE THE , DRIVER, BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SPEEDING, SLAMMED INTO A TREE.