Rockland Senator Calls for Stronger Rules for Seat Belts on School Buses

A Rockland Senator is calling for stronger rules when it comes to kids wearing seat belts on school buses. This comes in the wake of the deadly crash earlier this month that took two lives, that of a Paramus fifth-grade student and a teacher, after a truck collided with a bus that may have attempted to make an illegal u-turn on Route 80. Senator David Carlucci says school buses in New York have to have the belts available, but students are not required to use them…

Audio: David Carlucci

The New Jersey bus driver, 77 year-old Hudy Muldrow of Woodland Park, has reportedly been charged with recklessly causing the deaths of the student and the teacher. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports six school-age passengers die in bus crashes each year.

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