Safety on School Buses Essay by Neatwriter

Safety on School Buses
A discussion about the importance of safety belts on school buses.
# 62685 | 1,214 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 07, 2005 in Education (Social Issues) , Medical and Health (First Aid and Safety)

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This paper posits that seat-belts must be mandatory on all school buses because they reduce the risk of injury or death, car safety rules must be consistent and there is no valid opposition for this rule. It argues that seat-belts have been proven effective in increasing safety through many years of use in automobiles and laboratory tests have additionally shown them to be safe in school buses. Without seat-belts on school buses, children will be less likely to always buckle up in their cars too. Finally, the paper concludes that the opposition simply does not have grounds for disputing mandatory seat belts on buses because the safety of our children must be the first priority.

From the Paper:

"Thirty years ago, there were not laws regulating child safety seats in cars, nor would any vehicle produced at that time pass today's rigorous safety standards; obviously, modern technology and knowledge is meant to overcome the safety faux-pas of decades past to create a safer, healthier environment for children. Would any parent today feel comfortable handing their child a mercury-filled thermometer or Happy Meal toy? The answer is no, and this is evidence that yesterday's safety standards are not applicable to child safety today. Another argument against seat-belts is that some kinds of belts may cause more harm than good in case of an accident. The solution to this critique is simple: only install the seat-belt designs that would actually protect passengers in case of an accident. It is well documented which kinds of seat belts (like lap-only belts) are potentially harmful, and which ones are safe."

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