NJ governor signs for new school bus safety laws

After a tragic school bus crash in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy signed a package of four new laws into effect Monday, including safety training measures and state notification of any suspended licenses for school bus drivers.

“Thanks to our actions in partnership with the Legislature, parents will be able to send their children to school knowing that school buses and school bus drivers are being held to extremely high standards designed to ensure the safety of students,” Murphy said.

New Jersey school bus drivers must now all take safety training twice per year. Operators must follow all federal regulations.

Drivers over age 70 must submit a doctor’s report to prove their physical fitness annually, or bi-annually if over age 75.