Seat Belts

Maryland Bill Targets School Bus Seat Belts

At a hefty price tag for local districts, a bill in the Maryland General Assembly would require all school buses registered in the state be equipped with either two-point lap or three-point, lap-shoulder seat belts by July 1, 2022.

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NHTSA to Explore School Bus Seat Belt Experiences

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has scheduled a meeting for Jan. 27 to draw lessons from representatives of the six states that currently have laws in place requiring seat belts on school buses.

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NSTA, NAPT Address NHTSA Seat-Belt Position

In response to the announcement last year by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind that champions thee-point seat belts in all school buses, the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) once again partnered with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) to address these statements and express joint concern.

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Seat Belts: The Laws of Physics Have Not Changed…

The question of seat belts on school buses is about as political a topic transportation professionals can engage in. Yet, many of the positions against seat belts on large school buses, namely the three-point variety, are based upon gut feelings and passions that are not necessarily rooted in facts.

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Health and Student Safety Headline NASDPTS Conference

Concerns about health, student safety and the environment dominated the Monday sessions of the 2015 NASDPTS Conference with numerous recommendations from a variety of agencies to improve current standards and ensure the future remains bright.

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