Essay about Seat Belts And Public Transportation System

1642 Words Dec 8th, 2016 7 Pages
Are we going to hold ourselves accountable for any future accidents that might occur due to our ignorance of incorporating seat belts in our public transportation system? Or is it the responsibility of the government to do that? Seat belts are the undisputed lifesavers when it comes to hitting the road. Automobiles and even gigantic airplanes are required to provide seat belts for protection. Somewhere in this industry, however, seat belts are undermined for their value. This happens in the public transportation system. Needless to say, people do enjoy the freedom of not being strapped into their seat like babies. The government feels the same way. However, underestimating the power of seat belts comes at a price; losing our irreplaceable life. No one can be certain about the infinite ways an accident may occur. The rare occurrence of reported accidents while traveling in this system is one of the reasons why people aren’t giving it the necessary attention. The government, similarly, uses the same excuse to justify the absence of seat belts in buses and trains. Questions are often raised whenever deadly accidents happen. I am one of the stakeholders of this issue because I use these vehicles as my daily transportation means. The three other main stakeholders are The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Manufacturers of public transportation vehicles, and active users of these systems. This essay will examine the positions of the multiple stakeholders identified above…

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