FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill to strengthen
Kentucky's seat-belt law two years after a tragic Interstate 65
crash that killed 11 people.
The measure that requires seat belts in vans that carry up to 15
passengers now goes to the House for consideration.
The Senate voted 31-5 to pass the bill Wednesday.
Kentucky now requires seat belts in vehicles that transport up
to 10 people.
Republican state Sen. Ernie Harris of Crestwood said the
collision between a semi-truck and a 15-passenger van in 2010
brought the issue to his attention. That crash killed the truck
driver and 10 of the 12 people in the van.
The legislation is Senate Bill 89.
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