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GC Student's Seatbelt Idea Wins Second Place in Hannon Competition

A Stratford Avenue Elementary School student won second place in Sen. Kemp Hannon's "There Ought to Be a Law" competition.

Garden City's Ryan Padala created one of the the winning ideas that involved seat belts on school buses.

“It should be mandatory for kids to wear seatbelts on a school bus because over the years, I have witnessed a lot of injuries that occur on the bus," Padala said. "Kids hit their heads or trip and fall while standing up, so this should be enforced by NYS law.”

The competition called for ideas for new laws from fifth and sixth graders from Hannon's district.

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