Indiana committee backs tougher school bus safety laws

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A bill to make changes to school bus safety laws in Indiana cleared a hurdle.

Senate Bill 2 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 10-9 and now heads to the full Senate.

The measure would raise penalties for people who violate traffic laws, regarding stopped school buses.

It would also prevent kids from having to cross lanes on a state highway to board a bus.

The bill comes after three young siblings were killed in Rochester, Indiana, when they were hit by a truck while crossing the highway to board their bus.

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(This story was originally published on February 6, 2019)

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