#58236. Asked by barker111. (Jul 09 05 12:51 PM)
This question interested me because my father was once in a bus accident, and his injuries would not have occurred had he been wearing a seatbelt. I looked at several sites, which primarily dealt with the absence of belts on most school buses. The answer seems to boil down to three points:
1. Capacity would be reduced by the presence of seatbelts.
2. Even in accidents, buses have proven to be relatively safe compared with cars, so that incentives to install belts are not high.
3. The cost of installing belts in existing buses would be prohibitively high.
The first and third reasons are fundamentally financial. I think that's your answer.
Imagine you're visiting different British cities. Buses are driving around with various destinations displayed on the front. From the names of the suburbs and areas you will see on the destination screen of the bus, guess which city you're in!
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