San Francisco Rep Ammiano Pushes For Seat Belt Law

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A fatal shuttle bus collision in San Francisco has prompted a state lawmaker to try to prevent such accidents in the future.

Dr. Kevin Mack was one of the 15 passengers on the UCSF shuttle when it was struck by a truck in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. He was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

The shuttle bus had no seat belts and the vehicles are not required to have them. State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco wants that to change.

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

“We really don’t want this ever to happen again,” Ammiano said. “We are looking at the law and what it would require to change that law to mandate seat belts in shuttle buses.”

Ammiano said he and his staff have contacted agencies to find out why shuttle buses have been exempt from a seat belt law.

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One Comment

  1. Jeanette says:

    ammi is a nut case look at all the trouble his pot law created all because he hates his self destroying everyone elses life makes him feel good how sad

  2. jrminsanfran says:

    Jeanette, you are entitled to your opinion about Representative Ammiano but it has been proven that seat belts save lives and it is a good idea to require them in shuttle buses.

    1. jerry says:

      Maybe we should require them on all chairs,say in eating establishments,barber chairs, public toilet seats etc.

  3. jerry says:

    Ammiano is a leftist liberal idiot

  4. sanfranblows says:

    Since when are our kids not FIRST ! All School buses should have seat belts.

    This is what you get when the g/a/y/s are in office.

    1. sanfrancoscan says:

      What do you mean by “our kids” they’re not my kids and I don’t give a rats behind.

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