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.
The PBS NewsHour piece looks at safety benefits and financial concerns involved in the issue. Interviews include transportation directors and NHTSA’s former administrator.
Rep. JoAnne Favors removes her proposed bill, which would require that school buses be equipped with a “restraint system,” from consideration for the rest of the year due to lack of committee support.
A new proposal calls for three-point belts on Texas school buses starting with model year 2018, but school boards could opt out due to budgetary constraints.
A bill that would raise the minimum age for new school bus drivers in the state passes unanimously in the House. Another bill that would require restraints on school buses passes a committee vote.
School transportation providers from across the state gather in Anaheim to kick off the annual California Association of School Transportation Officials conference.
A Chattanooga lawmaker’s seat belt proposal passes a state Senate committee after shedding a clause that would have required retrofitting of existing school buses.
James Blue, School Bus Fleet's general manager and publisher, weighs in on recent bills across the U.S. that have taken aim at school bus safety.
NAPT's executive director says that eliminating confusion, getting answers, and having additional information would go a long way toward advancing state and local consideration of lap-shoulder belts in school buses.