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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Comprehensive workshop teaches rail grade safety Incorporating industry guidelines and National Safety Council grade-crossing safety reco...
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.
Vision bolsters loading area view In addition to a new look, the redesigned Vision Type C bus includes such features as a “Safety ...
By Lenny Bernstein
On Nov. 6, retired U.S. Army Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey told a w...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is urging federal and state governments to prohibit school bus, transit bus and mot...
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.
State directors tackle key operational issues at Kansas City, Mo., conference. Two new players take over as president and executive director.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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