Here's Why Seat Belts Aren't Required On All School Buses
After the deadly bus crash that killed five children in Tennessee, many are asking: Why aren't seat belts required on school buses?By Briana Altergott | November 23, 2016
Authorities in Tennessee say they don't know if seat belts could have saved the five children who died in Monday's tragic school bus crash.
But the deadly wreck has many people asking: Why aren't all school buses required to have seat belts on board?
Most children nationwide aren't buckled in when they head off to school in buses. Only California, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, New Jersey and New York require their large school buses to have seat belts. And there's no federal requirement.