SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, advanced legislation this week in the Illinois House aimed at improving the safety for students who take the bus to school.
“The safety of children in our communities should always come first,” D’Amico said. “When students are traveling to and from school, they should be in buses that are being held to best safety practices.”
D’Amico is sponsoring House Bill 3377, which requires the installation of seatbelts on all newly manufactured school buses intended for use at any Illinois public school district. The proposal passed the House Transportation: Vehicles and Safety Committee this week and is currently waiting for a vote in front of the full House.
“Six other states have already adopted these new standards requiring safety belts on school buses and we should be doing the same here in Illinois,” D’Amico said. “I look forward to continuing my work to pass this proposal to make sure students are traveling to and from school as safely as possible.”