Eight states have passed school bus seat belt laws. (Source: Pixabay)
(RNN) – It’s time to buckle up on the bus.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a recommendation to states on Tuesday that all new large school buses should be equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts.
“The recommendations that we issued and reiterated today, if acted on, will help ensure that new school buses are manufactured with tried and true occupant protection such as lap-shoulder belts, as well as collision avoidance technology such as automatic emergency braking,” NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said.
Chairman Sumwalt closes Board meeting: “Today’s recs if acted upon will help ensure new school buses are manufactured w/ occupant protection such as lap-shoulder belts, as well as collision avoidance tech. Safety demands oversight that puts lives first.” #NTSBmwl#NTSBhwy