Seat belts and school bus safety

Seat belts and school bus safety


CAN.
THEY WERE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO THEY WERE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO
LOOK LIKE THOSE IN THE FILM. LOOK LIKE THOSE IN THE FILM.
>>>THEY CARRY PRECIOUS CARGO TO>>>THEY CARRY PRECIOUS CARGO TO
AND FROM SCHOOLS, KEEPING AND FROM SCHOOLS, KEEPING
CHILDREN SAFE ON SCHOOL BUSES CHILDREN SAFE ON SCHOOL BUSES
BECAME FRONT AND CENTER AFTER BECAME FRONT AND CENTER AFTER
THIS DEADLY ACCIDENTS ON THE THIS DEADLY ACCIDENTS ON THE
SOUTH LOOP LEFT TWO STUDENTS SOUTH LOOP LEFT TWO STUDENTS
DEAD. DEAD.
SEATBELTS ARE NOW REQUIRED ON SEATBELTS ARE NOW REQUIRED ON
ALL NEW SCHOOL BUSES, BUT ARE ALL NEW SCHOOL BUSES, BUT ARE
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOLLOWING LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOLLOWING
THIS LAW? THIS LAW?
>>TANIYA WRIGHT IS SPOT>>TANIYA WRIGHT IS SPOT
CHECKING MAJOR DISTRICTS SEEING CHECKING MAJOR DISTRICTS SEEING
HOW MANY ARE EQUIPMENT WITH HOW MANY ARE EQUIPMENT WITH
THREE-POINT SAFETY BELTS. THREE-POINT SAFETY BELTS.
>>Reporter: A 14-TON SCHOOL BUS>>Reporter: A 14-TON SCHOOL BUS
CRASHES HEAD ON INTO TWO PARKED CRASHES HEAD ON INTO TWO PARKED
CARS. CARS.
>>OH, MY GOODNESS.>>OH, MY GOODNESS.
LOOK AT THE BUS. LOOK AT THE BUS.
>>Reporter: INSIDE CRASH TEST>>Reporter: INSIDE CRASH TEST
DUMMIES REPRESENTING STUDENTS DUMMIES REPRESENTING STUDENTS
ARE HURLED INTO THE AIR. ARE HURLED INTO THE AIR.
>>OH, MY GOD.>>OH, MY GOD.
LOOK AT THOSE CHILDREN. LOOK AT THOSE CHILDREN.
>>Reporter: THIS WAS A>>Reporter: THIS WAS A
CONTROLLED ACCIDENT CAPTURED BY CONTROLLED ACCIDENT CAPTURED BY
AN ENGINEERING COMPANY. AN ENGINEERING COMPANY.
BUT THE RESULTS ARE BUT THE RESULTS ARE
FRIGHTENINGLY REAL. FRIGHTENINGLY REAL.
SHOWING JUST HOW DANGEROUS THE SHOWING JUST HOW DANGEROUS THE
SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT CAN BE WHEN SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT CAN BE WHEN
STUDENTS AREN’T WEARING STUDENTS AREN’T WEARING
SEATBELTS. SEATBELTS.
>>WATCHING THAT VIDEO JUST LET>>WATCHING THAT VIDEO JUST LET
ME REALIZE THE SEVERITY OF ME REALIZE THE SEVERITY OF
SAFETY. SAFETY.
AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS. AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS.
CAN CAUSE DEATH. CAN CAUSE DEATH.
>>Reporter: IT WAS HERE WHERE>>Reporter: IT WAS HERE WHERE
TWO H.I.S.D. STUDENTS DIED AFTER TWO H.I.S.D. STUDENTS DIED AFTER
THEIR BUS WENT OFF THIS FREEWAY. THEIR BUS WENT OFF THIS FREEWAY.
ALTHOUGH TRAGIC, THIS ACCIDENT ALTHOUGH TRAGIC, THIS ACCIDENT
ALSO BROUGHT ABOUT CHANGE. ALSO BROUGHT ABOUT CHANGE.
>>IT’S ABOUT SAVING LIVES.>>IT’S ABOUT SAVING LIVES.
IT’S OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES. IT’S OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES.
TO ME THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO ME THERE IS NOTHING MORE
IMPORTANT. IMPORTANT.
>>Reporter: IN 2017, THEN TEXAS>>Reporter: IN 2017, THEN TEXAS
SENATOR SYLVIA GARCIA AUTHORIZED SENATOR SYLVIA GARCIA AUTHORIZED
SENATE BILL 693 REQUIRING ALL SENATE BILL 693 REQUIRING ALL
NEW SCHOOL BUSES PURCHASED AFTER NEW SCHOOL BUSES PURCHASED AFTER
2018 TO HAVE THREE-POINT SAFETY 2018 TO HAVE THREE-POINT SAFETY
BELTS. BELTS.
AS A NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGAN, WE AS A NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGAN, WE
REACHED OUT TO DISTRICTS ACROSS REACHED OUT TO DISTRICTS ACROSS
THE HOUSTON AREA TO SEE HOW MANY THE HOUSTON AREA TO SEE HOW MANY
OF THEIR BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH OF THEIR BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH
THESE REQUIRED SAFETY BELTS. THESE REQUIRED SAFETY BELTS.
IN ALIEF, OUT OF 340 BUSES, 27 IN ALIEF, OUT OF 340 BUSES, 27
OF THEM HAVE THREE POINT SAFETY OF THEM HAVE THREE POINT SAFETY
BELTS. BELTS.
BACK IF 2017, THE DISTRICT HAD BACK IF 2017, THE DISTRICT HAD
NO BUSES WITH THOSE THREE-POINT NO BUSES WITH THOSE THREE-POINT
SAFETY BELTS. SAFETY BELTS.
IN FORT BEND, 49 OF THE IN FORT BEND, 49 OF THE
DISTRICT’S 503 BUSES ARE DISTRICT’S 503 BUSES ARE
EQUIPPED, ALL OF THEM SPECIAL EQUIPPED, ALL OF THEM SPECIAL
NEEDS BUSES. NEEDS BUSES.
IN HUMBLE I.S.D., TEN OF THE IN HUMBLE I.S.D., TEN OF THE
DISTRICT’S 214 STANDARD BUSES DISTRICT’S 214 STANDARD BUSES
HAVE THE BELTS. HAVE THE BELTS.
IN CY-FAIR, 108 OF THE 1041 IN CY-FAIR, 108 OF THE 1041
BUSES HAVE THOSE THREE-POINT BUSES HAVE THOSE THREE-POINT
BELTS. BELTS.
>>I’M VERY HOPEFUL THAT WE’LL>>I’M VERY HOPEFUL THAT WE’LL
SEE A DAY WHERE ALL SCHOOL BUSES SEE A DAY WHERE ALL SCHOOL BUSES
WILL HAVE THE SEATBELTS. WILL HAVE THE SEATBELTS.
>>Reporter: IN KATY, 124 OF ITS>>Reporter: IN KATY, 124 OF ITS
688 BUSES HAVE THREE-POINT 688 BUSES HAVE THREE-POINT
SAFETY BELTS. SAFETY BELTS.
H.I.S.D. HAS THE MOST SCHOOL H.I.S.D. HAS THE MOST SCHOOL
BUSES AT 1128. BUSES AT 1128.
OF THOSE, 197 HAVE BELTS. OF THOSE, 197 HAVE BELTS.
FOR SHEILA, THERE IS COMFORT FOR SHEILA, THERE IS COMFORT
KNOWING HER GRANDSON’S SCHOOL KNOWING HER GRANDSON’S SCHOOL
BUS HAS SEATBELTS. BUS HAS SEATBELTS.
>>IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE>>IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE
IT’S HIS SAFETY. IT’S HIS SAFETY.
THE SAME THING WITH DRIVING A THE SAME THING WITH DRIVING A
CAR. CAR.
THEY GET IN THE CAR, HE GETS IN THEY GET IN THE CAR, HE GETS IN
THE CAR, I’M NOT MOVING THE CAR THE CAR, I’M NOT MOVING THE CAR
UNTIL HE PUTS ON THE SEATBELT. UNTIL HE PUTS ON THE SEATBELT.
SO IT’S THE SAME PROCESS. SO IT’S THE SAME PROCESS.
>>Reporter: ALTHOUGH TEXAS>>Reporter: ALTHOUGH TEXAS
SENATE BILL 693 ALLOWS EACH SENATE BILL 693 ALLOWS EACH
DISTRICT TO OPT OUT OF DISTRICT TO OPT OUT OF
PURCHASING SCHOOL BUSES WITH PURCHASING SCHOOL BUSES WITH
THREE-POINT SAFETY BELTS, EACH THREE-POINT SAFETY BELTS, EACH
OF THE DISTRICTS IN OUR STORY OF THE DISTRICTS IN OUR STORY
HAVE CHOSEN TO MAKE SURE THE NEW HAVE CHOSEN TO MAKE SURE THE NEW
SCHOOL BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH SCHOOL BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH
THEM. THEM.
WE HAVE ALSO SHARED MORE SCHOOL WE HAVE ALSO SHARED MORE SCHOOL
BUS SAFETY BELT NUMBERS ON OUR BUS SAFETY BELT NUMBERS ON OUR
WEB SITE. WEB SITE.
LOOK FOR THAT ON THE HOME PAGE LOOK FOR THAT ON THE HOME PAGE
AT CLICK2HOUSTON.COM.

2 thoughts to “Seat belts and school bus safety”

  1. Fort Hood Texas kisd busses don't have any seat belts only on the special needs buses though but they're not 3 point harnesses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *