New law requires school buses in state to have seat belts by 2035

Most school buses in California already equipped


Many school buses in California are already equipped with seat belts, but by 2035, any that aren’t will need to come into compliance. Photo by Matt JohnsonA new law will require all school buses in California to have seat belts with shoulder and lap belts, by July of 2035.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he signed AB 1798 into law. Districts must either retrofit their old buses with seat belts by that time, or purchase new buses with seat belts.
“We must do everything we can to prevent injuries ...

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