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Tour bus seat belts

3 years 7 months 1 week ago November 12, 2013 Nov 12, 2013 Tuesday, November 12 2013 November 12, 2013 6:37 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

WASHINGTON- Safety advocates are still waiting for the government to act on seat belts and other measures to protect tour bus passengers after 45 years.

The National Transportation Safety Board repeated its call for seat belts to protect people during crashes involving large buses used for tours,charters and intercity passenger service.

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood promised to require seat belts on commercial buses in 2009.

Regulations were due in September after Congress passed a law, which is still under White House review.

The call for seat belts came after a drunken driver slammed into a bus carrying passengers in Las Vegas, killing 19 in 1968 when investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll.

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