New bill would alert school districts if a bus driver breaks the law

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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.

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