The state directors’ annual gathering also addresses the use of tablets and GPS units for school bus drivers.
The supplier demonstrates its new lap-shoulder-belted seat with a high-impact crash test: a semi-truck hitting the side of a school bus.
Jericho (N.Y.) School District's director of transportation explains how a school bus with upgraded features has fit the bill for safe and economical activity trips.
The state pupil transportation directors’ event will also address driver tablets, education reform, and federal agency developments.
The Florida district acquires 24 new school buses with lap-shoulder belts, bringing its total number of buses with the three-point restraints to 74.
Fulton County Schools’ new Blue Bird buses are also equipped with three-point belts.
Prosecutors plan to seek additional criminal charges against Johnthony Walker, the driver in the fatal November crash. However, he is eligible for alternative sentencing, his attorney says.
In a committee hearing, Rep. Steve Cohen questions why federal regulators have not initiated a rulemaking to require lap-shoulder belts on school buses in light of recent crashes.
The state’s governor approves a measure that requires lap-shoulder belts on new school buses, but districts can opt out due to financial constraints.
The state joins California as one of the only states to require lap-shoulder belts on new school buses. Nevada’s mandate goes into effect in July 2019.
Under a bill signed by the governor, new school bus drivers in Tennessee will have to be at least 25 years old. The bill also mandates state standards for driver and manager training.
Blue Bird Corp. and HSM’s convertible NextGen seat allows the customer to change the seat back frame to have three-point belts or child restraints without having to purchase new seats.
The agency launches a project to learn more about the decision-making process on whether to implement two-point or three-point belts.