I am surprised to read that even if there is an accident involving a school bus, injuries are more likely to happen once children have exited the bus. I was also surprised to learn that school busses are found to be 16 times safer than driving to school in a passenger vehicle. Can any of the safety measures used in school busses be implemented in other passenger vehicles or transit options?
Thanks Laura Gillies. Interesting topic because naturally, if you have asked me if we need to put belts in a bus I would have said yes of course.
First I would not compare individual cars with public buses. Perhaps Taxi with buses because you have professional drivers.
With the current technologies that rely on human (drivers), it seems that the bigger you are the safer you are. Better to be in a car than on a bike.
To come back to the belt, talking about school bus is a little bit specific because you are in a tank with most of time driving at low speed (city).If you talk about long distances buses, even if accident are very rare, when it happens it is a nightmare and belt could save a lot of lives.