Bus seat belt legislation passes Safety Committee
Legislation supported by Secretary of State Jesse White requiring seat belts on school buses in Illinois passed the House Transportation Vehicles and Safety Committee today and now moves to the full House of Representatives. House Bill 3377 sponsored by Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) requires three-point seat belts on school buses. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) supports three-point seat belts in school buses.
“Nothing is more important than the lives and safety of our children,” said White. “I served with Rep. Lang in the House and appreciate his commitment to this issue over the years. With improvements in the technology of seat belts, along with NHTSA’s recommendation, now is the time to pass legislation pushing for a significant change in protecting our children on school buses.”