School Buses May Get Seat Belts

Washington, DC –

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is holding a day-long public meeting in Washington on the issue of putting seat belts in school buses. The session comes on the heels of a study by Columbus Children's Hospital, which found thousands of Ohio children are injured each year in school bus accidents.

Doctor Gary Smith directs The Center for Injury Research and Policy at Children's. He tells WCBE's Mike Foley the study results reinforce the need for seat belts in school buses.