Texas house wants to require seat belts on school buses

May 1, 2007
Law would require lap-shoulder restraints on new buses by 2010.

As survivors of a deadly school bus crash applauded from the gallery, the Texas House of Representatives gave tentative approval to a requirement that new school buses be equipped with lap-shoulder seatbelts by 2010, but only if lawmakers find money to pay for it. All school buses, including those chartered by schools and city buses contracted to transport students, would need the safety restraints by 2014. The author of the bill invoked the tragedy of a March 2006 wreck that killed two soccer players and injured several others from West Brook High School in Beaumont.

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