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School bus crashes rekindle debate about seat belts

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A state lawmaker hopes two high-profile collisions involving school buses in a week that left more than 60 people injured will spur parents to urge Indiana lawmakers to make seat belts on buses mandatory.

State Rep. John Bartlett of Indianapolis introduced a bill requiring seat belts on buses that was referred to the Committee on Education during the legislative session earlier this year, but no action was taken.

Legislative leaders said Thursday that lawmakers would review the use of seat belts on school buses during the summer in a committee looking at a broad range of education issues.

The move comes a day after dozens of middle and high school students in northeast Indiana were treated following a chain-reaction crash involving four buses.

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