Buses are equipped

To the Journal editor:

As The Associated Press reported (recently) the federal government is finally going to require seatbelts in large buses used for tours, charters, and inter-city travel, 45 years after seatbelts were first mandated for passenger cars.

Bus riders can rest assured that each of the 42 highway motorcoaches purchased since 2010 by Indian Trails and Michigan Flyer is equipped with three-point seatbelts.

Because of our ongoing commitment to passenger safety, all of these vehicles are also equipped with GPS, and most include electronic stability, fire suppression, and tire monitoring systems, as well.

Besides the fact that bus travel is one of the safest modes of transportation, readers should know that Indian Trails and Michigan Flyer are subject to many more inspections than the average bus company because we contract with Michigan Department of Transportation and provide transportation for the Defense Department.

We strongly support the seatbelt requirement and urge passengers to use seatbelts.

Gordon Mackay, president

Indian Trails, Owosso

Michigan Flyer, East Lansing