All school bus drivers and aides in the state have to go through the training program, which was mandated by a bill passed last year.
AMF-Bruns of America’s PROTEKTOR-System wheelchair and occupant restraints and FutureSafe head and backrest are created to stabilize passengers in wheelchairs in the event of a rear-end collision.
AMF Bruns provides wheelchair securement, occupant restraint systems, and associated equipment for the safe transportation of wheelchair passengers.
A 7-year-old girl in Washington falls to the floor and suffers minor injuries while still in her wheelchair, which was not properly secured.
Cherie Daniels and Chris Lowery from Frisco Independent School District take first place in this year’s National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
The Saf-T-Anchor Removable Seat (S.T.A.R.S.) system is designed to enable easier removal and installation of passenger seats for special-needs students.
Key improvements include accommodations for transporting smaller children, more stringent crash testing of wheelchair tiedowns for wheelchair-anchored lap belts, a logo that identifies equipment that meets standards, and pass/fail ratings for proper seat belt use.
Iowa’s Charlene Beaderstadt drove school buses for 30 years before retiring. Four months later, she was back on a yellow bus, this time attending to special-needs students.
The Marion and Fremont districts each receive two Lion buses, both utilizing the 42-inch seat option. Meanwhile, Huber Heights orders the first wheelchair-accessible Lion unit.
The Titan800, a new wheelchair securement retractor in the existing Titan product line, is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015, company officials said.
Taking first in the 18th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo were school bus driver Lisa Gadway and attendant Greg McGoff.
The wheelchair securement retractor is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect in December 2015.
The two-day event in November will provide hands-on education in how to properly use and operate Q'Straint and Sure-Lok products for school transportation. The company covers hotel, ground transportation and meals during training.