Safety & Security

The FMVSS System and School Bus Safety

The modern school bus era has been marked by federal rules, designated "FMVSS" for federal motor vehicle safety standards. These standards are the method by which the federal government regulates the safety of all motor vehicles sold for use in the United States. All vehicle manufacturers, whether they manufacture school buses, trucks, automobiles, motorcycles of other highway vehicles, must comply with the applicable FMVSS regulations. Once a vehicle is sold or leased, regulation of the operation of the vehicle becomes the responsibility of the states.

Security Onboard

The March 11 bombings in Spain in which 198 people lost their lives remind us that the world remains vulnerable to terrorists. 3/11 now joins the lexicon of 9/11 as the world community continues in a death struggle with terrorism.

Colorado Insurance Pool Moves Against Non-conforming Vans

DENVER - Despite effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and pending legislation by a Colorado congressman to ban their use, the Colorado legislature has steadfastly declined to phase out 15-passenger vans used in school transportation. Now, the self-insurance pool that insures about 130 of the 178 school districts in Colorado has taken matters into its own hands.