The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new brochure offering guidelines for choosing and using child safety restraint systems (CSRS) on school buses.
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.
Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference focuses on violence prediction and prevention, which comes through understanding students' needs, treating them with respect and enforcing rules.
Transportation managers should inventory their fleets and assess their risks. And drivers should be trained how to respond to an underride crash.
By focusing the seat-belt debate on large school buses, have we overlooked the potential danger of lap belts on small buses?
How the school bus industry should look at 'man and machine' for incremental safety improvements.
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.
Although NHTSA is reluctant to require its use, flame-retardant seating material is making inroads in the school bus industry.
Something is gaining on the school transportation industry. It’s the mounting pressure to address the issue of seat belts on school buses.
Ten years ago, a horrifying school bus accident killed 27 youngsters. Since then, emergency exit standards have been upgraded, and a push is being made to reduce the number of pre-1977 buses on the road.
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