School Buses & Seat Belts

bus with kids in backIt’s the question new parents with incoming kindergartners ask more than any other.

“Why aren’t there seat belts on school buses? Is my child safe?”

It’s a logical question. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends – and many states now require – booster seats in cars until a child is 4 ft. 9 in. and at least eight years old. That’s second or third grade for most kids. So why aren’t seat belts required on school buses? [Read more...]