WASHINGTON (WCBD) – A new effort is underway to keep your child safe on the school bus.
A bill introduced in Congress would require automatic alerts to school districts and bus companies if a bus driver is caught breaking the law.
One congressman says that notification would go out within 24 hours of a violation.
Lawmakers are also pushing for a federal law to require seat belts in all school buses.
South Carolina lawmakers are also pushing to require three-point seat belts on school buses.
The State Department of Education says that would cost $5,000,000 more than what is already set aside to replace buses.