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Why Don’t Georgia Buses Have Seat Belts?

Seat belts on buses are not always a safe option, and not every jurisdiction requires them. There are also specific laws concerning school buses, public transportation, and common carriers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the Department of Transportation, requires seat belts for every seat in buses weighing less than 10,000 pounds. The federal government does not have any clear laws concerning seat belts for larger buses. The Georgia Department of Public Health recommends that all children age five or younger should wear seatbelts if available. GA Laws Regarding School Bus Seat Belts Georgia law has… read more

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