UPDATED — JUNE 20 — The New Jersey Senate & Assembly Transportation Committees held a joint hearing in Trenton on Monday, June 18, on school bus safety, and focused on the deadly bus accident in Paramus in May 2018. The Assembly Transportation Committee also passed three bills on Monday, one of which would require upgraded seat belts. Also on Monday, the Paramus school board voted to require its buses to be equipped with shoulder-restraint-style (three point) seat belts for buses it is planning to purchase, for an extra $5,300 per bus. The board also said it will request bids for retrofitting all of its current buses with the new style belts, northjersey.com reported.
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