ALBANY – Legislation
that would require all school buses in New York to have over-the-shoulder
seat belts has been introduced by Senator David Carlucci (D, Nanuet).
The measure would require that students wear them at all times while on
“The NTSB is telling us seat belts save lives and lessen injuries,”
Carlucci said. “New York needs to take this guidance seriously,
and lawmakers must make this legislation a top propriety.”
The NTSB report comes on the heels of the deadly New Jersey bus crash,
which was caused by the driver making an illegal U-turn.
California is the only state that requires those seat belts on school
buses. In New York, school buses must have over-the-lap belts, but it
is up to the school districts as to whether students must wear them.