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State Education Board takes first step to require seat belts on all new school buses

State Education Board takes first step to require seat belts on all new school buses

The State Board of Education gave preliminary approval today to a change in state rules that would require seatbelts to be installed in all new school buses.

Department of Education Transportation Director, Max Christensen, told the board members that the National Transportation Safety Board recommended last May that lap-shoulder belts should be required. “Currently school districts are allowed to order buses with lap-shoulder belts if they so desire — but it’s not a current requirement here in Iowa. There are eight states in all new school buses,” Christensen says.

Read the full article on the Radio Iowa website.



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