Safety

Seat belt bill eyed in Ohio

Posted on May 18, 2010
A proposal in Ohio would require new school buses to be equipped with lap-shoulder belts, beginning in 2014. 
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A proposal in Ohio would require new school buses to be equipped with lap-shoulder belts, beginning in 2014.
Photo by www.flickr.com/photos/uncleboatshoes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State legislators are considering a proposal to require lap-shoulder belts on Ohio school buses.

Under Rep. Kathleen Chandler’s bill, the mandate would apply to new school buses beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

Existing school buses wouldn’t have to be retrofitted unless they are sold, leased or rented on or after that date.

The bill would require school bus operators to adopt a disciplinary policy for any passengers who don’t wear their seat belts. But the operators wouldn’t have to ensure that passengers buckle up, and they wouldn’t be held liable for those who don’t.

Chandler is scheduled to present testimony on the bill to other representatives in the Ohio House on Wednesday.

 

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Comments ( 8 )
  • Daryl

     | about 4 years ago

    This needs to happen quickly. My oldest son was injured the day before his high school graduation. He is still having problems with his neck. Why is it taking so long for this to take place? It's sad that no one cares enough about our children's safety.

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