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2012 General Assembly
Thu March 1, 2012
Senate Passes Bill to Require Seat Belts in Vans
The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to strengthen the state's seat-belt law two years after a tragic Interstate 65 crash that killed 11 people. The measure requires seat belts in vans that carry up to 15 passengers. It now goes to the House for consideration. The Senate passed the bill Wednesday. Kentucky now requires seat belts in vehicles transporting up to 10 people. Republican state Senator Ernie Harris says the 2010 collision between a semi-truck and a 15-passenger van brought the issue to his attention. That crash killed the truck driver and 10 of the 12 people in the van.