All Hillsborough school buses will have seat belts this year

In just a couple of weeks, students in Hillsborough County will return to the classroom and some of those students will notice a change on their bus rides to and from school.

For the first time, every single student will be required to wear a seat belt on county-run school buses. 

This won’t be new to some kids. Aa Florida law that took effect in the year 2000 required every new bus in their fleet to have seat belts. 

This summer, the county phased out about 100 older buses and replaced them with new ones that have the safety devices.

"We train the drivers to remind them every single day and every single trip," Jim Brennan with Hillsborough Schools said.

The rule will be new to a lot of kids. The school system is asking parent's help encourage their kids to buckle up.