Bill introduced in aftermath of crash that killed 5 Bluffton baseball players

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Bill introduced in aftermath of crash that killed 5 Bluffton baseball players

Dayton Daily News — A bill introduced in the aftermath of a 2007 bus crash that killed five members of the Bluffton University baseball team has cleared the U.S. Senate.

The measure, introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, would increase safety requirements for motorcoach drivers and companies.

The bill would require safety belts and stronger seating systems to protect occupants of such buses, improve driver training, and require anti-ejection glazing windows to prevent passengers from being thrown out of the motorcoach.

“This bill will save lives,” Brown said in a statement announcing passage of the measure.  “Five years after a tour bus that claimed the lives of seven young people from the Bluffton University community, the Senate has passed legislation to enact critical tour bus safety standards.”

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