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Gov. Riley creates committee on bus safety

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After the recent school bus accident that tragically killed four students in Huntsville, Alabama Governor Bob Riley is examining school bus safety.

Yesterday he appointed a committee of education, transportation and public safety officials to meet and determine whether seat belts would improve school bus safety for students.

A report from the Ledger-Enquirer details the story:

The committee decided to hold a two-day public hearing in Huntsville – tentatively set for Feb. 5-6 – to hear comments from highway safety and transportation experts from across the country as well as from citizens. Committee members said they would use those comments to prepare a report for Riley.

And so the school bus seat belt debate continues in Alabama and throughout the nation.