The bill is intended to strengthen Kentucky's seat belt laws two years after an Interstate-65 crash that claimed the lives of a family of 10 Mennonites in a 15-passenger van March 20, 2010.

Members of the Esh family from Cumberland County were killed when a tractor-trailer crossed the median and slammed into their van. The tractor-trailer driver also died in the crash.

If passed, the new law would change the current law which applies only to vans that carry 10 or fewer passengers. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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