As New Jersey considers a lap-shoulder belt requirement and reviews several new school bus safety bills, one district equips new buses with the three-point belts and bolsters training. Meanwhile, Tennessee establishes a grant program to fund seat belts on school buses.
Federal investigators and fleet owners will discuss how and why they use video recorders to improve safety.
Aviation veteran Bruce Landsberg starts his term as a board member and vice chairman for the safety agency.
The Senate clears Trump nominees Bruce Landsberg and Jennifer Homendy, bringing the investigative agency to a full board.
“Miranda’s Law,” a proposed federal bill, would require automatic notifications of driver violations to school districts and school bus companies within 24 hours.
The 119-page document includes details on each crash, driver oversight issues, conclusions of the investigations, and the agency’s recommendations.
It was no big surprise that NTSB’s latest report calls for lap-shoulder belts on school buses. What was surprising was how the agency decided to direct that recommendation: not to the feds, but to the states.
The new group, formed for ABA’s motorcoach members who also operate school buses, holds a call to discuss NTSB’s special investigative report.
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.
A student and a teacher are killed in a crash between a school bus and dump truck. Forty-three of the 45 people aboard are injured.
In related news, former school bus driver Johnthony Walker is sentenced to four years in prison for the 2016 Chattanooga crash.