Seat Belts

Watch: PBS News Hour Tackles School Bus Seat Belts

PBS News Hour aired a segment as part of its weekly feature "Making the Grade" that provided insights into why some school districts are choosing to equip the school buses with lap-shoulder seat belts while others are not.

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Lap-Shoulder Belts Versus Compartmentalization

Use of lap-shoulder belts continues to top the list of controversial conversations in the world of school bus transportation. School districts across America are increasingly weighing the pros and cons regarding the use of the three-point belts, and opinions on usage range from one end of the spectrum to the other.

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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.