Seat belts have evolved considerably over the last few decades and now offer behavior and safety benefits, presenters said.
The electronic control systems manufacturer will offer the Safe-T-Seat through Freedman Seating Co. starting in the first quarter of 2020.
The state director of pupil transportation and seasoned school transportation veteran will retire on Nov. 8 after serving the industry for nearly 25 years.
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) held its annual conference in Washington, D.C., for the first time from Oct. 13 to 17. Hot topics included electric buses, illegal bus passing, and safety recommendations on fire suppression systems, seat belts, and evacuation training.
Federal officials join pupil transporters in the nation’s capital to discuss fitness testing, fire suppression, seat belts, and other recommendations based on recent crashes, and share resources.
Electric buses, onboard technology, seat belts, and illegal passing were key points of discussion on the first full day.
The Texas 3-year-old is found unresponsive and not breathing with a seat belt wrapped around his neck. He is transported to the hospital where he later passes away.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on a requirement for a seat belt use warning system for rear seats. In particular, the agency seeks comment on a requirement for high-occupancy vehicles, including 15-passenger vans and school buses.
Lap-shoulder belts will be required on all new school buses ordered as of Oct. 2. Safety equipment such as a second stop arm, hand rails, exterior boarding lights, and fire-resistant crash barriers are also required.
An Ohio seat belt advocate responds to recent comments from readers on the belts being dangerous in the event of a fire.
The State Board of Education adopts rules to require lap-shoulder belts and other safety equipment in all new school buses purchased by school districts and state-accredited non-public schools. The rules are subject to legislative review before taking effect.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Steve Cohen’s School Bus Safety Act of 2019 would require lap-shoulder belts and safety technology on every school bus and would provide funding for them.
School bus officials, transportation directors, mechanics, and other student transportation employees from across the state gathered in Des Moines from July 15 to 17 to attend the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association’s annual conference.
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