(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex) issued the below statement Saturday following the signing of legislation promoting seat belt and school bus safety into law:
“Today, New Jersey leads by example in requiring by law the use of 3-point seat belt systems in school buses. Th bus crash that took place on May 17th in Paramus shocked our entire state – and prompted the legislature to take action in order to prevent another tragedy like it from ever happening again.
“The safety of our students is one of the highest priorities for us as legislators, and this includes ensuring that our school buses are equipped with the strongest safety protections. The goal of this law is to protect our students on their way to and from school by having the best technology available on our school buses.
“I would like to thank my colleagues in the Assembly and the Senate for supporting this piece of common sense, bipartisan legislation as well as Governor Murphy for signing it into law.”