Rep. JoAnne Favors will introduce seat belt legislation after Woodmore crash
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – State Representative JoAnne Favors plans to introduce legislation next session to require seat belts on Tennessee school buses.
She says a seat belt bill was proposed in December 2014 after the Knoxville school bus crash that killed two students and a teacher’s aide.
Investigators determined that driver was texting when he crashed.
It was sent to a legislative summer study.
“The entire community is in a state of shock after this horrific accident,” said Favors. “I was contacted late yesterday by Mayor Jim Coppinger about the accident, as it occurred in my district. I went directly to the site and stayed for hours. It is difficult to put into words how heartbreaking the scene was.”