North Texas school district gets new fleet of buses with seat belts

Posted at 10:09 AM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 11:09:53-04

A North Texas school district will be getting a new fleet of school buses that will each have seat belts, NBCDFW said.

Northwest Independent School District will receive 240 new buses that carry 77 students each.

"Research shows that riding a school bus to school and to home is one of the safest ways to get transportation and so this just got even safer,"  district spokesperson Emily Conklin told NBCDFW.

Texas began requiring every new school bus must be equipped with three-point seat belts in 2017. 

NBCDFW said bus drivers will walk up and down the aisle to ensure students are buckled in before the bus moves.

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