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Sunday Spin 3: Strap ‘em in

Washington may soon require children to wear safety belts on school buses.

A proposal that would require all new public school buses purchased after Sept. 1 to have both lap and shoulder belts for all passengers passed the Senate Transportation Committee 12-1 on Thursday. City buses wouldn’t have to have seat belts just because children might be using them to get to or from school.

The bill still has a few more stops before it becomes law.


Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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