Seatbelts on School Buses

If your child rides a bus to school, they will soon have to buckle up.  

School buses will be required to be equipped with seat belts that cover the lap and shoulders under a bill signed by Governor Rick Perry.

The law applies to buses purchased on or after september first of 2010.

Charter buses will also be required to come with seat belts.

The legislation was inspired by the deaths of two students in Texas who were killed last year when the chartered bus carrying their soccer team overturned.