02 Jun '17, 8pm

#Nevada bill requiring new #schoolbus purchases after July 1, 2019 to have #seatbelts awaits Gov. Sandoval's pen.

If Gov. Brian Sandoval signs AB 485, the provision will affect public, private and charter schools. However, Hollander noted that most private and charter schools don’t purchase new school buses and instead opt for used buses that fall out of this new requirement. Diana Hollander, state director of the Nevada State Department of Education, said updated state school bus specifications will reflect that the seat belts are to be three-point lap-shoulder belt. The legislation makes no mention about student usage of lap-shoulder belts, but Hollander added that the state board will add requirements for school bus drivers to encourage students to buckle up, based on recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board. The bill also revises the definition of a school bus to mean a vehicle designed to carry more than 10 passengers, including the driver. Hollander said the...

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