Letter: Slow down and let us belt up

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Sir: Yet more accidents involving buses, which have resulted in death and many injuries, have been reported in the past week. While people expect so many safety features in cars, thousands of the most vulnerable members of our society are forced to travel on transport that does not observe the most basic safety standards. Seat belts must be fitted in buses as soon as posssible to give passengers a better chance of avoiding injury.

I am particularly concerned as I am a sixth former who travels up to six times a day along a dangerous stretch of road between two schools. Only today, the bus I travel on was involved in a minor accident. Fortunately, no student was seriously injured, but we could so easily have been added to the nation's statistics.

Yours sincerely,


Melplash, Dorset

10 November