by David Benton
photobug56 wrote: ↑Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:02 pmMust be all the chewing gum.BandA wrote: ↑Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:37 pm There was a school bus rollover accident in maritime Canada (from the US) where there were fatalities that would have been prevented if the students were belted. That city now requires seatbelts on their school buses. (Driver who was unfamiliar with the route, who didn't speak English, multi-hour trip and was driving much too fast on an off ramp.)School bus seats are stiff to begin with.
I have read that three-point seatbelts would require stiffer seats that would cause more injuries in unbelted passengers. This doesn't seem to make sense to me but I am not an expert.
Strange rules here , if a bus is a schoolbus , the drivers seat does not need a seatbelt. Convert the same bus to a motorhome and it does . It must be attached to the vehicle body , as Excon says, or alternatively , the whole seat must be engineered if attached to the seat. now they have decided the seat must be certified anyway, don't want seats turning into missiles.
A train is different , as people are free to move around. Would be nice to have seatbelts there as an option though, for people who feel safer with one on.
Riding backwards is safer too, Though i don't expect that would ever go down in the USA. Ever wonder why the air crew are belted in facing you ???