Massachusetts District Buckles up for Safety

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Some Waltham students started their lessons a little early last week, practicing how to get themselves in and out of the new lap and shoulder seat belts that are now on all the district?s school buses.

Students in all grades and their parents were invited to board school buses parked at various campuses to try out the belts in preparation for the first day of school Wednesday.

Waltham appears to be the first public school district in the state to adopt the safety measure for all its buses, although several districts, including Newton, already use lap belts.

?They?re awesome, I think,?? said Nataliya Lavrenchik, who boarded a bus at the Whittemore School last week with her son Alexander, who is starting kindergarten.

Read more