In the wake of a school bus-train collision that left three children dead and four injured, a community turns its eye to school bus driver training and electronic warning devices at highway-rail grade crossings.
By focusing the seat-belt debate on large school buses, have we overlooked the potential danger of lap belts on small buses?
Although NHTSA is reluctant to require its use, flame-retardant seating material is making inroads in the school bus industry.
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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