Missoula County Public Schools will ask its contractor to install seat belts on all new school buses starting this summer.
State lawmakers introduce legislation that would require all new school buses to come equipped with seat belts, electronic stability control, and collision avoidance systems.
The list of 10 items includes priorities such as distracted driving, strengthening occupant protection, and implementing collision avoidance systems.
Beachwood City Council approves legislation to install lap-shoulder belts on all new school buses after facilitating classroom discussions with elementary school students.
At the Iowa Department of Education, Christensen has streamlined driver training. His involvement in professional organizations has also enhanced pupil transportation safety.
The association, which turns 50 in November, connects state directors with federal regulators, school bus manufacturers, suppliers, and other industry groups.
Gov. Phil Murphy signs a law that upgrades the requirement for seat belts on new school buses from lap-only belts to lap-shoulder belts. The mandate takes effect in 180 days.
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.
A state budget amendment provides $3 million in nonrecurring funds to school districts to pay the extra costs associated with buying buses equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts.
The state Senate Transportation Committee approves the bills, which address driver qualifications, transportation staffing, accident response, and tightening accountability measures.
Ohio and Washington lawmakers introduce bills that would require school buses to be equipped with lap-shoulder belts. In New York and New Jersey, legislators propose upgrades from lap-only belts to lap-shoulder belts.
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 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.