This peak-of-action photo from  high-speed side view video shows a Reach pediatric wheelchair protecting a 6-year-old crash-test dummy in a 30 mph frontal sled-impact test by a five-point wheelchair-integrated harness. Photo courtesy of UMTRI with permission from Leggero LLC
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Getting up to Speed on Wheelchair Transport Safety

Key improvements include accommodations for transporting smaller children, more stringent crash testing of wheelchair tiedowns for wheelchair-anchored lap belts, a logo that identifies equipment that meets standards, and pass/fail ratings for proper seat belt use.

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Starcraft Bus named a top account for Ford in 2015

The school and shuttle bus manufacturer was the top volume pool account in the bus category for Ford in 2015 and for the 10th year in a row. Starcraft has purchased and sold more Ford E-Series chassis than any other bus manufacturer in North America since 2006.

The redesigned website and magazine, shown here, freshen up our venerable brand, but it’s important to note that we’ll continue to focus on delivering high-quality content.
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A Bold, New Look For the New Year

Here at School Bus Fleet, we resolved to start the new year with a new look, for the magazine and for our website. It’s a fitting time to do this, with 2016 being the year of SBF’s 60th anniversary

Indianapolis Public Schools is piloting Here Comes the Bus, an app created by Synovia Solutions that lets parents see the location of their child's bus.
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Indiana district pilots school bus tracking app

Indianapolis Public Schools is using Here Comes the Bus, which lets parents track their child’s bus, on a few buses before rolling it out district-wide. A few other districts in the state piloted the app last year.

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School bus driver honored for quick thinking in crash

When an oncoming car suddenly veered into his lane, James Bratager, a driver for Olympia (Wash.) School District, was able to swerve the bus to avoid a head-on collision. He was presented with a certificate of recognition.

A Tennessee bill would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use a portable electronic device while driving or loading students.
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Bill targets school bus driver texting

The Tennessee bill, prompted by a fatal crash in Knoxville, would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use an electronic device while driving or loading students.

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