Bill calls for seatbelts on school buses

A private member's bill that would require seatbelts on school buses is on its way to becoming law.

Former Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne is the author of the bill that is awaiting third and final reading in the legislature.

Wynne's bill would force bus companies to install three-point seat belts, that go across the chest and across the lap, on new school buses, on school buses that are going to be on the road for 45 minutes or more and school buses that are going to be on the 400-series of highways or equivalent highways.

Wynne notes, since 1999, there have been 16 deaths and more than 6,000 injuries.