Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is pushing for legislation to require all city school buses to have seatbelt signage.
According to the Glendale pol, buckling up is now not enforced, and kids spend a significant amount of time on school buses.
The bill would require the Department of Education to provide not just seatbelt signage, but also information about proper usage of seatbelt and display language.
It would highlight the requirement that buses be equipped with a seat belt for each passenger.
“This is a simple, common sense measure that can go a long way in safeguarding our students as they get to and from school,” Crowley said. “So many of our children ride the bus each and every day, and it’s our responsibility to be proactive about their safety. We shouldn’t have to wait until an accident happens to ensure that students buckle up.”
“Serious injuries could occur if children fail to use seatbelt on school buses. This signage is a small step that would have a big impact.”
The legislation will be introduced at Tuesday’s City Council stated meeting.