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If it is a state law in Kansas to wear a seat belt while in a vehicle, why aren't school buses required to have seat belts for the children who ride?

Modern school buses are large, compartmentalized vehicles with tall seats padded on the front and back, said Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. John Eichkorn.

That said, there are a few school districts that order buses with seat belts, Eichkorn said. Although it has long been a topic of discussion, the law hasn't required seat belts on school buses because there is no easy way to make sure all children stay buckled up and that they don't play with their seat belts or use them as a weapon, Eichkorn said.


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