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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:31 pm
 


Title: B.C. bus crash: RCMP officer urges coach passengers to buckle up
Category: Law & Order
Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2022-12-31 13:52:46
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:31 pm
 


$1:
The statement said the bus, operated by Alberta-based Ebus, had seatbelts but “unfortunately it appears the majority of passengers were not wearing them.”

“I do know from speaking to some of the victims that the ones that were wearing seatbelts, the majority of them received minor injuries,” Ward said in the interview. “The ones not wearing seatbelts all received significant injuries.”


It is a bit surprising that people wouldn't wear a seat belt while travelling long distance on a bus. Do they even think about not wearing one when in a car? I doubt it.

On regular city buses I've seen people lose their balance and get nearly bounced out of their seats when the driver is forced to brake suddenly. I know that it would be nearly impossible to have seat belts on the majority of routes especially when they pack people in and so many are standing. However, there are many routes (at least in the lower mainland here) that do travel on the highways and bridges where speeds are way above 50km and they use a different model of bus that have seats very much like those found on long distance trips.


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