A school bus safety bill was approved by lawmakers in New Jersey on Tuesday. The fatal Route 80 school bus crash, which took the lives of a student and a teacher and left multiple passengers with various personal injuries, prompted the bill that was sponsored by several legislators. The school bus safety bill requires that all new school buses must feature three-point lap and shoulder safety belts, which is an upgrade from the mandatory lap belts contained in current school buses. Next, the Assembly will further review the bill.
Protecting passengers on school buses means protecting children and those who take care of them. The implementation of upgraded seat belts mandated by the new school bus safety bill will help maintain the safety of the individuals riding them. If a school bus that is loaded with passengers engages in an accident, the results could be catastrophic and lead to injuries and potential fatalities.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a bus accident, contact our New Jersey bus accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-777-0100. Contact us online or visit our offices in Edison, Red Bank, or Toms River, New Jersey. We represent clients throughout New Jersey.