UCSF Shuttle Buses Now Have Seatbelts

December 14, 2011

The University of California, San Francisco has installed seatbelts on its shuttle buses and made other safety changes in the wake of a crash that claimed the life of a university psychiatrist.

Senior Vice Chancellor John Plotts announced the installation of the lap belts on Monday in an e-mail to the campus community.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the buses now also have signs that read, “Safety is my goal,” with a vehicle identification number and a phone number that riders can call with complaints.

Additionally, schedules on some shuttle routes have been changed to give drivers more time.

Seatbelts are not required on the shuttles and were not available on the bus that crashed into a tractor-trailer in San Francisco on July 14.

Fifty-two-year-old Kevin Allen Mack, a psychiatrist, died after he was ejected from the shuttle.

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