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Iowa updates school bus spec rules
July 16, 2014
Among changes to the state's school transportation equipment specs are requirements for remote-controlled mirrors, fluorescent seat belts for drivers, and fire block upholstery in all seating positions. Lap belts are no longer allowed on new school buses in Iowa, except for use with child seats.
Mirrors: Enhancing Safety From All Angles
July 7, 2014

Companies that manufacture rearview mirrors and other products equipped with mirrors are aware of a school bus driver’s need to clearly see multiple areas when transporting students. Today’s offerings feature technology and are designed to improve the driver’s view inside the bus, around the back of the bus, and the driver’s view of the danger zone.

Woodstock ups stop-arm warranty to 4 years, expands product line
June 30, 2014
For its school bus stop arms, Woodstock Safety Mirror Co. now provides a full, four-year warranty from the date of delivery. In addition to its left-side front and rear stop arms, the company now offers a right-side, infrared camera with a monitor on the dashboard to enhance the driver’s view of the danger zone.
There are safer ways to back up a bus
August 8, 2013
Backing up school buses can be risky and dangerous, and drivers are often instructed not to reverse unless it's absolutely necessary. Backup camera systems can aid drivers in this task while also increasing safety by helping to prevent accidents.
Industry veteran Dick Fischer to retire
June 25, 2013
Fischer, owner and president of Trans-Consult, will spend this summer on the road conducting his "Train-the-Trainer" program, and he'll then hang up his keys to spend more time with his family. He reflects with SBF on his nearly 61 years in the industry.
Rosco acquires Mirror Lite assets
December 13, 2012
Both companies provide school bus mirrors and other vision solutions. Rosco's Ben Englander says that "bringing the two organizations together will create efficiencies and synergies to help keep Rosco lean in today’s competitive environment."
School bus driver spots stun gun
December 7, 2012
The driver notices the weapon in her rearview mirror and returns to a school, where police search the students. After a tip from another student, officers reportedly find the stun gun in the backpack of a 15-year-old, who now could be expelled.
Blue Bird to unveil new safety options, adds dealer
July 20, 2012
The school bus manufacturer will have on view during an industry event technology available as new options for its buses, including a stop-arm camera system, a combination rearview mirror and camera system from Rosco and a danger zone alert system. In other news, the company welcomes Hoover Truck Centers to its dealer network to serve the state of New Jersey.
How to position and use bus mirrors
September 15, 2011

Officials say the most important component of this effort is complying with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111, which sets forth field-of-vision requirements. They also provide tips on establishing the danger zone around a bus so it is visible in the mirrors, and they discuss proper mirror adjustment.

Rosco names new regional sales manager
June 7, 2011
The bus mirror manufacturer appoints Joe Leggett to cover the Midwest region. His responsibilities will include driving revenue, developing and training the distributor and dealer network, and supporting fleet requirements.
New grid method simplifies mirror adjustment
February 25, 2009
School bus operations are being offered an easier way to check and adjust safety mirrors on buses before departure from the yard.
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...

Useful Techniques to Optimize Mirror Training
June 1, 2006

Mirror grid systems are designed to assist in the instruction of proper mirror usage. Choosing the right system can enhance the learning experience and increase a driver's visual capacity, especially around the danger zone.

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part II)
October 1, 2004

16. Explain diesel fumes to parents

Over the past few years, several diesel exhaust studies have created fears about the possible hazards of...

Enhanced Ergonomics Highlighted in New Conventional Bus Designs
March 1, 2004

Unlike automobiles, which can undergo drastic design changes from year to year, school buses tend to look the same, at least to the general public, no...

The Old and New in School Bus Mirror Systems
August 1, 2003

School bus mirrors are a critical safety system, and failure to use or adjust them properly can have tragic consequences. Of course, proper mirror usa...

Preparing Your Fleet for Wintry Conditions
September 1, 2001

In many areas of the nation, the sweltering summer heat belies the harsh, cold reality of winter. The summer also tends to allow some slack in operati...

The 8 Most Common - and Dangerous - Mirror Mistakes
February 1, 2001

School bus mirrors are a critical safety system, but drivers often fail to adjust and use them properly. Experts in the field provide insights on common errors and cures.

How to Safely Back a School Bus
November 1, 2000

Though no one is recommending backing a school bus, there are certain conditions under which it is unavoidable. We consulted transportation experts to find out exactly when and how it should be done.

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