May 2017

mayPhoto Courtesy: Thomas Built Buses School bus safety is once again our focus, with stories this month centering on the proper use and adjustment of mirror systems, the evolution of detection technology to mitigate crashes as well as improve student safety in the “Danger Zone” and the ever-controversial issue of lap-shoulder seat belts.

Q'Straint Webinar Shares Principals of Mobility Securement

In the latest free webinar from SchoolTransportation News, sponsor Q’Straint and Sure-Lok presented "Securing Mobility Devices," a topic that focused on the importance of properly securing students who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

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New AMF-Bruns Winch System Pulls and Secures Wheelchairs into Vehicles

Hudson, OH, – With boarding and alighting wheelchair falls on the rise, AMF-Bruns of America has developed Easypull - the world’s first fully-integrated winch system that pulls a wheelchair and passenger into a vehicle up a ramp. Attached to the front of the wheelchair, it effortlessly draws the wheelchair inside. Once in place, Easypull’s automatic restraint system secures the wheelchair to the vehicle. 

Q'Straint to Launch World's 1st Integrated Winch and Retractor System

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –As the leader in wheelchair passenger safety solutions, Q'Straint will launch INQLINE, the first-ever integrated winch and retractor system at the NMEDA Annual Conference on February 14, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. INQLINE is the only heavy-duty winch and restraint system to feature dual automatic retractors that act as front tie-downs, making it the ideal solution for both passenger onboarding and securement. The upcoming product launch is being met with enthusiasm from industry professionals.  

AMF-Bruns Offers Protection in Rear-End Collisions

CLEVELAND —  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that the head, neck, chest, pelvis, abdomen, legs and feet are the most common body parts to be injured in a motor vehicle crash. The best protection is a shoulder & lap belt system combined with a 4-point wheelchair restraint system.