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Texas school bus seat belt implementation plan released
September 9, 2010
The Legislative Budget Board approved the use of the Texas Transportation Institute's School Bus Seat Belt program report to set priorities for funding, including vehicles that will have the highest safety benefit from the addition of seat belts (small buses and motorcoaches) and counties with the highest number of serious bus crashes.
N.Y. district selects IMMI belted seating
September 3, 2010
The new seating technology was specified as part of a recent transportation bid in which the district's incumbent contractor was the successful bidder. With this order, the district has equipped its entire fleet with SafeGuard Integrated Child Seats and 20 percent of its fleet with the SafeGuard FlexSeat.
Texas school bus seat belt law hits roadblocks
September 2, 2010
The law requiring three-point seat belts on all school buses purchased in the state went into effect yesterday. The Texas Education Agency, which is responsible for reimbursing schools, says it is awaiting approval from the Legislative Budget Board to release the funds.
IMMI names James Johnson VP
August 19, 2010
During the development and integration of lap-shoulder belts on school buses, Johnson worked with NHTSA to define testing methodology that validates the performance of seating products.
Texas schools seek funds for new buses with seat belts
August 17, 2010
New buses purchased in Texas must be equipped with lap-shoulder belts starting Sept. 1, as long as funding is provided. The state reportedly set aside $10 million for new buses, but that would only cover about one bus per district, according to local news outlets.
U.S. DOT proposes seat belts on all new motorcoaches
August 16, 2010
NHTSA is seeking public comment on the proposal for the next 90 days. The proposal is the latest in U.S. DOT efforts to improve motorcoach safety, including a Motorcoach Safety Action Plan released earlier this year.
Bill would require lap-shoulder belts on school buses
July 29, 2010
Massachusetts legislation awaits recommendation to go before the House for a vote. The senator who filed the bill says it aims to make outfitting buses with seat belts economical by requiring discounts on insurance premiums for school buses when belts are installed.
IMMI unveils Premier activity seat
July 26, 2010
The SafeGuard Premier activity seat features both lap-shoulder belts and compartmentalization protection for unbelted passengers.
Teen driver arrested in fatal bus crash
July 26, 2010
Seventeen-year-old whose car collided with a school bus faces charges including negligent homicide with motor vehicle. The crash killed one student and spurred efforts to get seat belts on buses in Connecticut.
City officials approve seat belt use requirement
July 22, 2010
In a "zero tolerance" approach, the Board of Selectmen in Burlington, Mass., makes a move to ensure more citizens are buckled up when driving. Officials place a special emphasis on school bus seat belt use, as the city is one of the few in the area where buses are equipped with belts.
District moves to all belted bus seating
July 14, 2010
IMMI wins contract to supply lap-shoulder belt seats for school buses serving San Bernardino (Calif.) City USD. The district’s contractor, National Express, purchased an entirely new fleet of 280 buses from Thomas Built.
Gov. calls seat belt bill ‘common sense’
July 13, 2010
In a ceremony, Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell pays tribute to a high school student who died in a school bus crash in January. Rell says that the new law, which is not a mandate, “strikes a critical balance between incentive and choice.”
Study: School bus passenger seat belt use on the rise
July 13, 2010
The results of the University of Alabama's pilot project studying the implementation of seat belts on school buses will be released soon. Researchers say the number of students wearing the belts properly has risen during the last year.
IMMI to make SafeGuard seats in High Point
June 10, 2010
The company will continue to manufacture school bus seat components and seating modules in its Indiana plant, while using the new facility — two blocks away from the Thomas Built C2 plant — for final assembly of its SafeGuard FlexSeat and Integrated Child Seat.
Incentive for school bus seat belts signed into law
June 3, 2010
The Connecticut governor approves a measure that cuts the sales tax on school buses equipped with three-point belts — but does not make them mandatory.
BESI founder passes away
June 2, 2010
After working for a Wayne distributor doing warranty work and supplying parts to school bus operations, Bill Moore started his own company, Bus Equipment Sales, in his garage in 1975. He responded to a need for quality school bus upholstery.
U.S. DOT launches 'Click It or Ticket' campaign
June 1, 2010
Set to run from May 24 through June 6, the campaign will involve publicity efforts and more than 10,000 police agencies.
IMMI official honored for child injury prevention efforts
May 26, 2010
Charlie Vits receives the Child Safety Advocate Award from Safe Kids Indiana and the Automotive Safety Program for his role in developing IMMI’s SmartFrame technology for school bus seating and educating industry professionals about the value of restraint systems on buses.
Seat belt bill eyed in Ohio
May 18, 2010
Beginning in 2014, new school buses would have to be equipped with lap-shoulder belts. Operators would not be held liable if passengers don’t buckle up.
Bill would cut sales tax on school buses with belts
May 4, 2010
A proposal to require seat belts on Connecticut school buses was defeated, but legislation that would create a financial incentive for equipping buses with three-point belts was overwhelmingly approved by the House.

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