New technology helps keep Louisiana kids safe on buses

New technology helps keep Louisiana kids safe on buses
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POSTED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 3:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 5:37pm

Keeping kids safe and making sure no child is ever left behind on a bus again is the aim of the Louisiana Kid Safe program.

Representative Regina Barrow helped pass legislation in 2011 to encourage day care buses to install safety reminder services. Today, creators of Kids Safe technology showed off their audio warning system for bus drivers.

It’s technology Representative Barrow says could save the life of a child.

"I am very happy to have a law where we promote safety for children and encourage day care facilities…to make sure they install this device to make sure they do a visual check of every child that enters in to their van or bus," she said.

Barrow says later down the line she'd like to make the law more strict and require buses to install these types of systems.

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