DEATSVILLE, AL - U.S. Transportation Secretary Admiral
Thomas Barrett is scheduled to tour a Deatsville elementary school
before making an announcement regarding school bus safety.
Barrett will visit Pine Level Elementary School along with Gov.
Bob Riley Wednesday and talk about measures to make the nation's
school buses safer.
Alabama is conducting an unprecedented 3-year study to see if
seat belts make the buses safer after four Lee High School students
were killed in a 2006 bus crash.
The pilot study began in August and 12 new school buses have