State Legislature Passes School Bus Safety Law

The Paul Lee Bus Safety Law passed unanimously through the state legislature on Friday, August 26.

According to ABC 7, this bill would require all California school busses to have an alarm that goes off when the engine is turned off. As well as requiring that the driver check that no one is on the bus before turning the alarm off. It will now be heading for final approval from Governor Jerry Brown.

In September 2015 of last year, a tragedy occurred when Paul Lee, a 19 year-old, Whittier student with autism was found dead after being forgotten on a school bus.

Eun Ha Lee, mother of Paul Lee, is happy to see this bill pass through the legislature and raise awareness about this issue that protects children.

Arkansas and Wisconsin already require child safety alarms on school buses and child care vehicles.

Read more at ABC 7.