Waltham Requiring Students To Wear Seat Belts On School Buses

WALTHAM (CBS) – There’s something new for kids in Waltham on the first day of school: shoulder straps on the school buses.

Starting Wednesday, the first day of school in Waltham, the children made the instructional leap from their mother’s loving embrace into the equally secure, but less warm, seat belt on the school bus.

Waltham is believed to be the first community in Massachusetts to require lap and shoulder seat belts on the buses.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports.

“Because when I think back to what went on on the bus when I was a child, I’m amazed that no one was seriously injured or killed on one of those rides,” said one parent.

Some high school kids, though, said that the belts “look stupid.”

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