Greyhound Bus Line backs bus safety legislation

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Greyhound Bus Line backs bus safety legislation

WLIO — A bill backed by a Bluffton family that would add seatbelts to all motorcoaches in the U.S. gets support from one of the country’s biggest bus companies.

It was four years ago a motorcoach carrying the Bluffton University baseball team crashed on an Atlanta highway. That spurred the creation of the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act, but until now it hasn’t had enough support to pass through the house and senate. With Greyhound pledging support U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown thinks that will change.

“Within an hour of me identifying my son at the morgue I was informed the motorcoach he was on only had seatbelts in the first couple of seats,” John Betts, whose son David died in the accident, said.

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