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Top Safety Official Backs School Bus Seat Belts

By Tribune News Service — December 01, 2015 1 min read

The nation’s top highway-safety official says his agency has vowed to pursue a policy mandating that every school bus in the nation be equipped with three-point seat belts.

In his keynote address at a conference of school transportation officials last month, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Mark R. Rosekind announced that his agency will focus research on the effectiveness of seat belts aboard school buses.

He stopped short, however, of ordering the start of the rule-making process, a required step to institute a mandatory policy.

A version of this article appeared in the December 02, 2015 edition of Education Week as Top Safety Official Backs School Bus Seat Belts