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NEW YORK (PIX 11) — Some experts say that in the event of a train crash, some seats are safer than others.

A former NTSB manager says the middle car gives a rider the best odds of being protected if the train is hit.

“If there’s an accident the first and last cars often take the brunt of the force,” said Peter Goelz, former NTSB manager.

Goelz says there is still not enough evidence to support requiring seat belts on trains.

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