Seat belts have evolved considerably over the last few decades and now offer behavior and safety benefits, presenters said.
Several transportation and safety representatives discuss with attendees the issue of illegal school bus passing and the importance of route planning and prevention with new technologies and practices.
Creating an age-inclusive workplace culture, the importance of effective teams, and sharing knowledge were key discussions during the Sunday keynotes and sessions.
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.
In response to National Transportation Safety Board findings in the fatal Iowa school bus fire in 2017, the state is looking at adopting new physical performance testing for drivers.
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.
Ted Finlayson-Schueler, founder of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute and Safety Rules, talks about the need to improve driver training, ways to curtail stop-arm running, and his take on some recent National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendations.
After investigating the 2017 fatal school bus fire in Iowa, the National Transportation Safety Board recommends several new school bus safety requirements and calls for fire suppression systems on school buses.
A National Transportation Safety Board report states that the fatal 2018 crash that killed the bus driver and injured several passengers was caused by the driver suffering from an unknown medical event.
The National Transportation Safety Board releases information revealing Donald Hendricks had trouble walking and other medical issues leading up to the fire.
T. Bella Dinh-Zarr ended her tenure with the National Transportation Safety Board on Feb. 15.
The Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators annual conference will take place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from June 3 to 5.