Proposal made to require seat belts on buses in Tennessee

TENNESSEE – Changes have been made to a bill that would require seat belts on buses in Tennessee. It proposes any bus purchased on or after July 1st, 2019 to have National Transportation Safety Board Restraints.

In the original bill the cost would have been about 80 million dollars per year.

With the new bill it would cost 15 million dollars a year. The new version would eliminate a retrofitting requirement.

This all stems from the Woodmoore Elementary bus crash in November that killed six children.

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