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Proposed law honors two teens killed by bus

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A new law is being proposed in honor of two Coopersville teens who died in an accident. Bruce Privacky, 16, and his sister Toni, 13, died when their car slammed into the back of a school bus last December.

State Lawmaker Holly Hughes is introducing a bill that would require flashing lights on the back of buses. The lights would be eye level so that drivers have a better visual cue to slow down.

Hughes says, "It makes sense to have the intermittent lights at eye level. You're eyes aren't always up."

The transportation director, area universities, and a dozen other agencies helped research the solution.  The bill will be heard by the transportation committee by Wednesday and then will be passed on to the house floor for the rest of lawmakers to hear.

Investigators found the Privacky children were not texting or on the phone.