Seat Belts

Texas Governor Signs School Bus Occupant Restraint Bill into Law

State becomes second in nation requiring lap/shoulder restraints and first for all charter vehicles used in school activity trips

AUSTIN, Texas — Two high school athletes killed and 12 others injured in a March 2006 charter bus crash prompted their school district to require three-point occupant restraints, and state legislators followed suit, but funding remained a question.

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.