Them and us

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  1. Ivory55

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    Watching Sky news on the labour bus as it drove along and nobody was wearing seat belts , I bet it's the same on conservatives as well. The usual do not do as we do , do as we tell you.
     
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    Although sensible, I don't think they area a legal requirement on a bus are they???
     
  3. Ivory55

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    Hi, need somebody like johnp or Riki who are up on the regs. I thought a bus was a set route with set stops, and a coach was for stopping where it likes not a set route. Sure they will put me right. That's why I thought seat belts had to be worn.
     
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    Google is your friend:

    Buses
    Buses that are designed for urban use with standing passengers are not required to have seat belts. Other types of buses that were made after 1 October 2001 must be fitted with three point seat belts or retractable lap belt in all forward and rearward facing seats.

    Coaches
    Coaches made or first used after 1 October 2001 are fitted with three point seat belts or retractable lap belt in all forward and rearward facing seats.

    Passengers over the age of 14 years must wear a seat belt in coaches. They must be notified of the requirement to wear a seat belt (this is usually by a notice on the vehicle, an announcement or a film). Each passenger is legally responsible for wearing their seat belt.

    The law does not yet require passengers under 14 years old to wear a seat belt. However, all passengers are strongly advised to wear seat belts or the correct child seat on all journeys.
     
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    But they are politicians. Let Darwin's Law decide if they survive a crash.
     
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    Ditto to the above............................
     
  7. GJH

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    There were seat belts on the double decker courtesy bus at Newark show. Nobody said anything about wearing them. Some people did and some didn't.
     
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    Politicians do not need to wear seat belts and I am glad about it.
    First, being holier than the rest of us, they will be looked after should an accident occur.
    Secondly, I do not think the first point is valid and being politicians; I am glad they do not wear their seat belts.

    Alan
     
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