Why all California school buses don’t have seat belts – and when they will
August 29, 2018 12:01 AM
Updated 34 minutes ago
For years, California school buses didn’t have seat belts. Many still don’t.
But Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed AB 1798, a bill that would require all school buses in California have seat belts with shoulder and lap belts — by July 2035.
Districts must either retrofit their old buses with seat belts before 2035 or purchase new buses with seat belts.
What’s taking so long?
Seat belts have only recently been recognized as important to reducing serious injuries in school bus accidents.
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