Commercial Bus Riders Who Choose Not To Buckle Up Could Be Fined Under New California Law

October 08, 2017

Los Angeles Times
By Jazmine Ulloa

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law on Sunday to require passengers on commercial buses equipped with seat belts to use them, a decision following a recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board after a San Jose bus crash that killed two people.

The new law requires bus drivers to tell passengers before each trip that they are required to buckle up. Failure to do so will be punishable by a fine of up to $20 for the first offense, and up to $50 for the following offenses.