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A Newtonian Perspective on School Bus Lap/Shoulder Belts

Peter Lawrence, thank you ! I am a mom of three school age girls who ride a school bus. Te discussion is finally shifting in favor of 3-point belts. Mark Rosekind heading up NHTSA now, fabulous! He has given seat belts on school buses a fighting chance and ar- ticles like this, this article has it all. You counter all the arguments against, but allow the other side plenty of save-face room, perfect! Articles like this are starting conversations and giving this cause momentum! Tank you! Tank you! Keep writing.

—Online comment from user ‘stelene’

NY Bus Drivers Report Spike in Illegal Passing

I support the use of stop-arm cams, but I keep hearing that the video would not stand up in court, citing that a law enforcement officer has to be an eyewitness. Crazy.

—Anonymous online comment

NSTA/NAPT Address Rosekind Announcement Sounds like the arguments from the 1980s. —Ted Finlayson-Schueler, comment on Facebook

A lot of things have changed since 2011. Capacity is no longer reduced by the addition of 3-point belts, and I spend less on adding 3-point belts than I do on air conditioning (a must in sunny South Florida).

—Don Carter, comment on Facebook 10 School Transportation News • FEBRUARY 2016

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