Top U.S. Safety Official Is Calling for Seatbelts on School Buses

(NBC) In a speech on Sunday, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the data shows that safety belts on buses would reduce injuries and save lives.

Administrator Mark Rosekind says the agency will use every tool at its disposal to get three point seat belts in all of the nation’s school buses.

Rosekind admits the push for seat belts in buses is a change in position for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

He says he will launch a series of steps designed to get belts in buses including new research, funding and a nationwide mandate.

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