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NHTSA issues final rule requiring seat belts on motorcoaches
November 21, 2013
The rule, which amends FMVSS 208, applies to new over-the-road buses and to other types of new buses with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,000 pounds, except transit buses and school buses. Requiring seat belts could reduce fatalities by up to 44% and reduce the number of moderate to severe injuries by up to 45%, according to NHTSA.
Lap/Shoulder Belts on School Buses: From Speculation to Reality
March 1, 2003

After years of controversy and extensive research, it appears that the school bus industry is finally nearing a reckoning of sorts on the issue of lap...

New Deadlines Loom for Head Start Agencies
February 1, 2003

In January 2000, 45 CFR 1310 was issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That final rule set the immediate and future standards fo...

Best Practices in Reflective Materials
September 1, 2002

In the ongoing quest to make school buses safer, the past 10 years have brought a focus on making buses more visible at night, in early morning hours,...

Car Seats on School Buses: The 10 Most Common Mistakes
April 1, 2002

Crash-test results show that preschool-aged students and infants are much safer when transported using a child safety restraint system (CSRS). These s...

Let unbiased experts develop national specs, procedures
November 1, 2000

During the past 60 years, school transportation professionals from around the United States have gathered on 13 occasions to develop specifications and recommendations for the industry.

Should School Buses Have Rear Underride Guards?
February 1, 2000

Transportation managers should inventory their fleets and assess their risks. And drivers should be trained how to respond to an underride crash.

Four days to safer installation of child safety seats in buses
April 1, 1999

If the school bus is indeed an extension of the classroom, then a change in education is evidenced by the passengers who are being transported today.

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