NTSB Saw Multiple Failures in Fatal School Bus Crashes

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended adding collision avoidance systems and lap-shoulder seat belts to all new large school buses during a meeting held to examine the causes of two fatal 2016 school bus crashes, one in Baltimore, Md. and the other in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

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NHTSA Close to Studying Effect of Seat Belts on Behavior

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking school districts that are interested in equipping school buses with lap-shoulder seat belts, to participate in a five-year study on how the occupant restraints affect on-board student behavior.

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Learning from Israel’s Experiences with Bus Terrorism

Editor’s note: Protective intelligence is defined as the training of people in how to spot behaviors and communications that indicate a potential target is being surveilled prior to an attack. School buses are considered “soft targets,” because they are mobile, difficult to protect, and are highly vulnerable to a variety of attack methods.