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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...

NTSB urges cell phone ban for bus drivers
January 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is urging federal and state governments to prohibit school bus, transit bus and mot...

Danger zone fatalities drop
January 1, 2007

TOPEKA, Kan. — The number of children killed in school bus loading and unloading accidents dropped by more than a third in the 2005-06 school year.

NASDPTS Targets Safety, Security at Annual Meeting
January 1, 2007

State directors tackle key operational issues at Kansas City, Mo., conference. Two new players take over as president and executive director.

Can We Stop the Violence on School Buses?
November 1, 2006

With school-related violence on the rise and school buses a particular area of concern, school officials return to the question of how to make the bus ride safer. Training, strong prevention policies, technology and creative problem-solving help the cause.

New game teaches school bus safety
November 1, 2006

School bus safety is important, but teaching it can be a challenge. Many children just don’t listen to safety lectures, and even when they do, some concepts can be difficult for them to learn.

Motorist to serve prison time for bus-stop death
November 1, 2006

PONTIAC, Mich. — A motorist who hit and killed a high-school student while illegally passing a school bus was sentenced to seven to 22 1/2 years in prison.

Q&A: Plugging Holes in Transportation Safety
October 1, 2006

Catastrophic school bus accidents are rare events. But when they do occur, it’s important for the industry to find out what went wrong and how a si...

Confronting the Top 10 Safety Concerns
October 1, 2006

Although stop-arm violations are a top safety concern for school bus operations across the nation, other transportation-related issues can be just as vexing. The following list identifies the most common challenges pupil transporters face and effective ways of dealing with them.

NTSB discusses 'Most Wanted' safety improvements
October 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reviewed progress and urged further action on its “Most Wanted” list of safety improvements during a public meeting in September.

Perspectives on Innovation: 50 Years of Change
September 1, 2006

Although school buses haven’t changed radically in appearance since 1956, the past five decades have brought about tremendous operational and regulatory changes. Here, several of these changes are discussed by the most knowledgeable and respected people in the industry.

Doing More to Promote School Bus Safety
June 1, 2006

Do you think more can be done to educate children about school bus safety? Are evacuation drills enough to keep safety on the minds of active children? Here's what one driver did to make the safety message stick in her passengers' minds.

Revamped school bus takes safety training to new level
June 1, 2006

The Owego Apalachin Central School District’s transportation department has raised the bar with its safety training program by reconfiguring a school bus to create its third SAFE (Student Accident Fire Evacuation) Bus, a mobile training station and classroom.

Contest stirs excitement
April 1, 2006

Ask Texans about the National School Bus Safety Speech Contest, and they will tell you they are excited. Their program has grown greatly in the past few years.

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