Seatbelt laws are strictly enforced on New Jersey roads, but the rules don't apply to rail traffic. Now the question of whether Amtrak should install seatbelts is being raised after last week's train derailment in Philadelphia.

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Installing the belts would cost a lot and do little good, according to a report by the NY Times. For example, they wouldn't prevent derailments caused by things like machinery malfunctions, sleeping conductors or poor track conditions.

They would, however, help minimize the harm experienced by people buckled-in during collisions.

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