Changes to School Buses Coming in Illinois and Kentucky

State Legislators in Illinois and Tennessee have passed a new School Bus Safety Act for the new school year. The new legislation is to help keep students protected as they go to and from school. The new laws were also put in place to prevent traffic crashes involving school buses. The new safety legislation would take into account recommendations made by the Department of Transportation. These new rules require school buses in both states to have a three point safety belt, an automatic breaking system, Event Data Recorder (EDR) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) System. A grant program would also be put in place to help schools pay for these changes.

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