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Device keeps bus speed under control
September 1, 2008

EVINGTON, Va. — A new device is being touted as a convenient and reliable way to keep Type A school buses from speeding, potentially increasing safety...

New Brunswick targets activity trip safety
August 28, 2008
In the wake of a fatal accident on a high school basketball trip in January, officials on Tuesday unveiled recommendations to bolster activity trip safety.
First Student to complete Child Check-Mate installation
August 28, 2008
In a $9.8 million agreement, First Student announced the installation of safety and security technology from Child Check-Mate Systems of Navan, Ontario, on 40,000 of its school buses.
Canadian association sets safety standard for activity buses
August 14, 2008
TORONTO — The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) announced the publication of a standard developed to provide voluntary requirements for activity b...
TSA to provide regional security workshops
August 14, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bill Arrington, general manager of the Highway and Motor Carrier (HMC) division of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA...
SafeGuard offers seat belt advocacy kit
August 14, 2008
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Seat belt system provider SafeGuard has released its "SafeGuard 4 Kids" advocate kit in support of parents and other individuals wh...
NAPT prods NHTSA on seat belt testing
August 7, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced recently that it has begun testing new lap-shoulder belt systems ...
Study targets condition of nation’s roads
August 6, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The Reason Foundation last week released its 17th Annual Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems.

The study, b...

School Bus Mirror Technologies Enhance Driver Vision
August 1, 2008

School bus mirrors have evolved to include embedded cameras, LED lighting systems, tempered glass, improved shapes and glare-reducing filters — th...

Britain sees drop in serious injuries to students on buses
August 1, 2008

DERBY, England — Fewer pupils were seriously injured on buses in Great Britain in 2007 than in 2006.

There were 10 serious injuries on buses — wh...

New system offers comprehensive approach to student safety
August 1, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. — An integrated safety solution from AlertStar Corp. will soon be operating on school buses around the state.

The system has three...

House resolution includes school transportation among security measures
August 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 18, the House of Representatives passed a resolution (1150) urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ...

NHTSA targets release of school bus final rule
July 24, 2008
ATLANTA — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to issue a final rule on school bus safety early next year.

The ru...

'Operation: Stuff the Bus' reaches 7th year
July 17, 2008
OCALA, Fla. — Marion County’s seventh annual “Operation: Stuff the Bus” campaign kicked off Saturday with donation collections at an area Wal-Mart st...
Bus Briefs — 7/3/08
July 3, 2008
Firefighters train on burning school bus
CLAYTON, N.C. — Local firefighters entered a burning school bus as part of a training exercise r...
Britain sees drop in serious injuries to students on buses
July 2, 2008
DERBY, England — Fewer pupils were seriously injured on buses in Great Britain in 2007 than in 2006.

There were 10 serious injuries on buses — ...

North Carolina district reports on SafeGuard FlexSeat pilot program
June 26, 2008
WESTFIELD, Ind. — At the North Carolina Pupil Transportation Association (NCPTA) annual conference, members received a report on the recently conclud...
New York bus tests license plate reader
June 1, 2008

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In an effort to combat the widespread problem of illegal passing of school buses, a Syracuse City School District bus has been equip...

Film addresses danger zone fatalities
June 1, 2008

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Prompted by a discussion about danger zone fatalities during the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation...

ASBC offers children's book, reaches out to parents
May 28, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American School Bus Council (ASBC) has released Carmen Loves the Bus, a downloadable children’s book that includes acti...

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