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NTSB: Bus driver in Huntsville crash was unbelted
November 19, 2009
The National Transportation Safety Board’s long-awaited report on the fatal 2006 crash confirms that the school bus driver was not wearing his seat belt, which allowed him to be thrown from the bus before it plunged 30 feet off of a highway ramp.
Rulemaking to require seat belts on motorcoaches coming
November 17, 2009
U.S. DOT unveils action plan to address motorcoach safety issues. Another rulemaking will seek to ban texting and limit the use of cell phones by motorcoach drivers.
NHTSA: Not buckling up in bus unlikely to carry over
November 11, 2009
Report says there is little chance of children assuming that if they don’t have to wear a seat belt in a school bus, they don’t have to wear one in a personal vehicle.
All eyes on bus study
September 1, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As a pilot study of the impact of lap-shoulder belts on school buses enters its third and final year, national and state transp...

Keeping NSTA on Track
August 19, 2009

Donald Fowler brings his decades of experience in school bus contracting to the national stage as he becomes president of NSTA. He sees challenges for the industry but is committed to taking them on.

All eyes on Alabama bus belt study
August 12, 2009
As a pilot study of the impact of lap-shoulder belts on school buses enters its final year, national and state transportation safety agencies are awaiting the results.
U.K. bill seeks to bolster school bus safety
May 20, 2009
LONDON — Passing a stopped school bus would be outlawed, and school buses would have to be “brightly and distinctly coloured” under a bill introduced...
Large school districts commit to belts on buses
May 6, 2009
SafeGuard reports that it has sold “thousands” of its FlexSeat for school buses in the first year and a half of production, and large school districts in particular have been early adopters of the lap-shoulder belt equipped seat.
SafeGuard supplies seat belt system for Greyhound
April 8, 2009
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Greyhound’s new motorcoaches will include occupant-restraint technology similar to what is already in use in many school buses.
Colorado seat belt bill derailed
March 24, 2009
All members of the House Education Committee in the Colorado General Assembly have rejected a bill that would have required school buses purchased statewide after June 30, 2010, to be equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts, postponing the legislation indefinitely.
Seat belt mandate considered for Colorado school buses
January 27, 2009
A bill in the Colorado General Assembly would require school buses purchased statewide after June 30, 2010, to be equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts.
Nebraska lawmaker revives school bus seat belt bill
January 21, 2009
LINCOLN, Neb. — Earlier this month, state Sen. John Harms introduced a bill that would require all school buses to be equipped with seat belts.
Wyoming lawmakers introduce seat belt bill
January 6, 2009
A bill introduced in the state Legislature last week would require all school buses purchased on or after July 1 to be equipped with seat belts.
Alberta announces 10-point action plan for school bus safety
November 5, 2008
The government of Alberta is moving ahead with a 10-point action plan for improving school bus safety across the Canadian province. Implementing the plan will cost $7.5 million over two years, according to officials.
Q&A: Changes Are Afoot in Pupil Transportation
November 1, 2008

Alternative fuels have gained increasing attention in the school bus industry as soaring diesel costs and concerns over emissions have come to the for...

Joint school bus seating venture launched
November 1, 2008

Three Michigan-based companies have initiated a joint venture to produce seating for school buses.

M2K Seating Systems LLC, Tachi-S Engineering US...

SafeGuard offers new platform for school bus seating
October 30, 2008
At the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) trade show earlier this week, SafeGuard introduced a new product platform for its line of school bus seating products.
State directors home in on seat belt issues
October 26, 2008
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — State pupil transportation directors convened here to discuss issues of national concern, such as increasing school bus security and reducing emissions.
Giving credit where credit is due
October 16, 2008
From the day NHTSA’s notice of proposed rulemaking was issued, NAPT took a strong and principled stance against it, arguing that sound science and data analysis should rule the day, rather than emotion and political expediency.
NHTSA sets school bus safety standards in new rule
October 16, 2008
NHTSA issued a final rule on school bus safety, raising the minimum height of seat backs, requiring lap-shoulder belts on small buses and setting standards for belts on large buses.

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