By John Potter, KNTV
The worry many parents feel when putting their children on school buses won’t be experienced in the future. After much debate, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation that requires new school buses bought after June 2019 to be equipped with seat belts.
But for school buses on the road right now, Nevada is still a “let ’em fly” state, where kids and all are loose cargo going every which way in the event of a crash, like test rollover video shows. All you have to do is see those to understand the importance of seat belts in school buses.
The Nevada Legislature did, requiring lap-shoulder belts for new school buses in two years.
That may be a long time to wait, but putting your children on a school bus is much safer than driving them to school.