The president of the Paramus Public Schools Board of Education says that every new bus the district buys will have three-point belts. The board also plans to get estimates on retrofitting its existing fleet with the belts.
The bipartisan bill in Congress follows the fatal school bus crash in New Jersey and NTSB’s new recommendations on lap-shoulder belts.
Operators and associations offer a range of reactions to Tuesday’s school bus meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board.
After investigating the 2016 crashes in Baltimore and Chattanooga, NTSB recommends improvements in school bus driver oversight and calls on states to mandate lap-shoulder belts.
The event will offer workshops on such topics as McKinney-Vento homeless transportation, safety and security, and recruitment and retention.
Although the state doesn’t require them, Henrico County has begun equipping its new buses with lap-shoulder restraints. Director Josh Davis share details on the move, which began with a certain NHTSA leader's speech.
The students and adults, returning from a field trip, evacuated and were not injured. The bus was equipped with lap-shoulder belts.
IMMI's updated BTI can now be ordered in IC Bus models. The seat can be upgraded with lap-shoulder belts or integrated child seats by swapping the seat back.
One bill would cut training hours needed for CDL holders and those approved to operate a school bus. Another would allow bus ads.
The new SafeGuard FlexPlus school bus seat includes features designed to enhance safety.
Donna Anderson, a transportation programs consultant for the state Department of Education for the last seven years, started out as a school bus driver.
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.