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Alarm system to increase bus security
August 1, 2007

CINCINNATI — Prompted by recent security-related events, First Student Inc. installed an alarm system in its fleet of 22,000-plus buses.

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Bus maker, dealer not held liable in fatal crash
August 1, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that a school bus manufacturer and distributor cannot be held liable for not having instal...

Oh, that skeleton
August 1, 2007

We've all got things in our past that we'd like to keep hidden. It's human nature to present ourselves in the best possible light, meaning that we kee...

Fasten your seat belt
August 1, 2007

Now that I’ve got your attention, I’d like to comment on the recent day-long meeting in Washington, D.C., facilitated by our friends at the National H...

NHTSA to issue proposal to enhance passenger protection
August 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 100 people with a stake in pupil transportation safety met here in mid-July to discuss the contentious topic of seat belt...

How to Reduce the Chances of a Brake Failure Tragedy
July 1, 2007

A very unusual accident occurred in St. Paul, Minn., last fall that could easily have been the worst school bus accident in state history. Thankfully,...

NHTSA's seat belt summit looms
July 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has scheduled a day-long public meeting to discuss passenger cras...

Driver pursues hit-and-run motorist
June 1, 2007

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. — Gail Pridemore, a school bus driver for Holston Bus Co., had stopped to pick up a student in front of his house on April 26 when a car failed to stop and struck the 12-year-old before fleeing the scene.

NAPT News & Views: Bullying requires our full attention
June 1, 2007

Bullying can happen anywhere. In the school environment, it may start at the bus stop, because that's where the school day begins. It can also occur in the hallway, during gym, lunch, on the playground, even during class.

Bus stop activity taped
June 1, 2007

SOMERSET, N.J. — Transportation officials for the Franklin Township School District have a new safety tool at their disposal.

Driver thwarts hijacking attempt
April 1, 2007

EAST CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A veteran school bus driver was honored for preventing a possibly armed man from hijacking his bus.

Seat belt panel recommends pilot testing
April 1, 2007

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The group charged with examining the subject of seat belts on school buses called for a pilot program to evaluate lap-shoulder belts on 10 buses.

Industry Puts Greater Emphasis on Security Training
March 1, 2007

Programs are available through federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, but many school bus operators are supplementing their training with the help of local law enforcement.

Product Highlights
March 1, 2007

Workshop teaches student safety drills
Designed to be used in a classroom or on the school bus, PTSI’s revised and renamed “School Bus Saf...

Study group readies advice on seat belts
March 1, 2007

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — At press time, the seven-member study group assigned to evaluate the safety benefits of three-point belt systems on school buses was still working on recommendations that were to be presented to Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and the state legislature in early March.

NAPT calls for review of safety standards
March 1, 2007

The National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) board of directors petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to review key school bus safety standards and to elaborate on lap/shoulder belts.

Product Highlights
February 1, 2007

Comprehensive workshop teaches rail grade safety
Incorporating industry guidelines and National Safety Council grade-crossing safety reco...

NAPT News & Views
February 1, 2007

We were all shocked on Nov. 20, 2006, when a school bus plowed off an interstate overpass in Huntsville, Ala., and plunged head first into the pavement below from more than 35 feet in the air.

NAPT Technology Showcase
January 1, 2007

Vision bolsters loading area view
In addition to a new look, the redesigned Vision Type C bus includes such features as a “Safety ...

NAPT News & Views
January 1, 2007

Protecting America: Are you doing your part?

By Lenny Bernstein

On Nov. 6, retired U.S. Army Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey told a w...

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