The U.S. and Canada could take a very valuable lesson from Europe. In the U.S. and Canada, the law requires us to use seat belts when we're traveling. But the problem is in the buses. The last bus I rode in Nova Scotia had no passenger seat belts. The last city bus I rode had no passenger seat belts. The last school bus I rode had no passenger seat belts. The last chartered bus I rode had no passenger seat belts. The last commercial bus I rode had no passenger seat belts.
In Europe, the buses have seat belts for all the passengers. The law requires the driver and the passengers to use them.
How is it that in the U.S. and Canada, the laws require us to use seat belts, yet no seat belts are available for passengers on buses?
Once when I was riding a city bus, some maniac deliberately cut in front of the bus. The driver jammed on his brake pedal, which caused me to slide forward right off the seat. The driver asked if I was okay and I said yes. He said that if I had been injured, which I wasn't, thank goodness, UTA could have been garnished.
In any situation, the last thing I want to do is garnish any person or any organization regardless of where the blame rightfully belongs.
Dallon Eugene Nye