Seat belts for Greyhounds?

Seat belts for buses, not doggies. There is a proposal by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to require lap-shoulder safety belts on commercial buses.

"We're committed to making sure that motor coach travelers reach their destinations safely," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today. "Seat belts save lives, and putting them in motor coaches just makes sense."

At this point while the U.S. federal government can require seat belts on buses, it cannot force passengers to wear them. States could choose to require their use, as they do with passenger vehicles.

The requirement will not apply to mass transit vehicles or full-sized school buses. This was already put in place in 2008 when the NHTSA mandated seat belts for small school buses weighing less than 10,000 pounds.

If you are riding a Greyhound bus or a Red Arrow down the highway, would you wear a seat belt? Accidents do happen and seat belts do save lives. It would be nice if the belts were there for the passenger to choose to wear or not.

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