Safety & Security


In the United States, state, national and local governments are entwined in the warp and woof of school bus service.

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Taking Capacity Out of the Argument

New SafeGuard seat solves capacity issues related to school bus seat belts


The public demand for seat belts — namely three-point lap/shoulder restraints — in school buses is growing. And with the recent passage of a Texas bill that requires all school buses purchased on or after Sept. 1, 2010, be equipped with three-point lap/shoulder restraints, demand is clearly having an effect on how other state legislators are voting.

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Pediatrics Journal Report Details Total School Bus Injuries

A first-of-its-kind probability sample study on specific injuries sustained in school bus accidents nationwide recommends lap/shoulder belt occupant restraint systems be installed in all newly purchased school buses, though their efficacy for all crashes remains in doubt.

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The National Incident Management System: Communication and Connection

Schools will soon be required to follow a chain of communication that could help keep order during emergencies

Across the country, districts are preparing for the start of a new school year. They have to be prepared for new students and employees, new bus routes and even the unexpected. As part of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD), the Department of Homeland Security created the National Incident Management System (NIMS), a system that allows responders from different agencies to work in a collaborative effort when responding to emergencies, which could include natural disasters or acts of terrorism. Schools are now becoming more informed and interwoven into their community’s emergency response teams as a result.

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