The National Association for Pupil Transportation’s concerns address bus driver responsibility and how that might exacerbate driver shortage, and the extra time the systems would add to bus trips.
Pupil transporters put safety first and foremost. Reminding all drivers on the road of the effects of distractions — created by themselves or other motorists — while driving is critical to ensuring that continued safety.
Seat belts have evolved considerably over the last few decades and now offer behavior and safety benefits, presenters said.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer urges the agency to release study findings on the worthiness of a federal requirement, which he says could open the door to funding.
The electronic control systems manufacturer will offer the Safe-T-Seat through Freedman Seating Co. starting in the first quarter of 2020.
Bucky Law, president of The Bus Center Family of Companies and Dealer Advisory Council chairman, releases a statement about the voluntary recall issued for over 50,000 buses.
The recall applies to some 2014 to 2020 model year Saf-T-Liner EFX, Minotour, Saf-T-Liner C2, and Saf-T-Liner HDX buses equipped with seats that may not provide enough impact absorption in some areas.
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.
The national association and school bus company release “My School Bus, the Safest Form of Student Transportation” to promote National School Bus Safety Week.
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.
Pupil transporters work hard each and every day to ensure that all children are carried to school in the safest manner possible. Preparing them for emergencies is part of that commitment.
Heidi King’s last day as acting administrator of the regulatory agency will be Aug. 31. She will be replaced by James Owens, the U.S. DOT’s deputy general counsel.
Volunteers are needed to help update NHTSA’s eight-hour curriculum Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses for pre-K students.
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