Federal data show that there were 37,461 deaths on the nation’s roads in 2016, up 5.6% from the 2015 total. The report includes details on school bus fatalities.
The state pupil transportation directors’ event will also address driver tablets, education reform, and federal agency developments.
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 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.
The National School Transportation Association president discusses the new administration in Washington, the shortage of school bus drivers, and the potential impact of autonomous technology.
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.
In the first of a new series, SBF poses five pertinent questions to Keith Henry, NAPT president and director of transportation for Lee’s Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District.
As chief of the Department of Transportation, Chao’s purview includes two agencies that regulate pupil transportation: NHTSA and FMCSA.
The phone rang, and I looked down at the caller ID: “CHATTANOOGA TN.” I immediately knew the awful reason for the call, if not who the caller was. It was Tuesday, Nov. 22, the morning after the devastating school bus crash …
The report analyzes 15 years of crash data and surveys states’ requirements for school bus inspections and driver training.
Association officials ask NHTSA to raise public awareness on the dangers of illegal passing of school buses.
The agency’s Dec. 1 meeting will primarily cover safety issues around school buses but will also include updates on lap-shoulder belts.