Mandatory seat belts for school buses in SC proposed

Posted January 16, 2017 8:01 am | Filed under Featured, News, State/Regional News

School buses and bus safety will be a priority for some state and local officials in the legislative session that began Tuesday. Three bills mandating seat belts in full-size school buses have been prefiled as well as one bill to update the school bus fleet, which is one of state Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman’s goals. Rep. Gary Clary, a Clemson Republican, was motivated to prefile his seat belt bill after he met with a third-grade class at Clemson Elementary School. In recent years California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Texas have passed legislation mandating seat belts in school buses.