Have you ever wondered why buses don't have seat belts, not even school buses?
Is it because no one hasn't paid attention to this till now? (which could be quite ridiculous) or is there some logical reason behind it? Let's find out!
We all have experienced rides on the buses, going places to places using this public transportation. Now if you can recall from your past riding experiences, you'll notice that in many buses, the passenger seats are very close together. They also have high backs which sometimes have soft upholstery on the back.
Now there is a logic behind these types of seats and the seating position. It is due to the fact that in the event of an accident, the passengers will get a push towards the forward direction i.e. they will collide with the seat in front of them. Now, since there is a small distance between the seats, the front seats of all passengers will act as an airbag thereby preventing any injuries to them.
In addition, since most buses are actually very big, tall and heavy so in the even of an accident, the forceful impact will most likely hit the bottom of the bus without having any critical effect on the passenger seats. That's also the reason why passengers are also allowed to ride while standing.
Of course, seats won't do much if the bus fell on its side. Also, not all buses are arranged according to the above principle. In fact, some of them come with not so tall heights, and the seats are accordingly located differently.
It is worth remembering that if the vehicle still has seat belts, then passengers must buckle up for their own safety and to avoid any fines.