Every statistic I have seen indicate that seat belts do decrease the risk of injury and death in the case of accident. So this new rule does seem like it will increase safety. I'm curious as to why the rule was not in place already. Seat belts are not a new invention and motorcoaches have been around for decades as well. What was the catalyst for this rule? I also wonder whether any studies have been done to see what percentage of passengers on motor coaches will use their seat belts for the duration of the trip.