Seat Belts

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.

NTSB Adds School Bus Occupant Safety to ‘Most Wanted List’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) voted to add school bus occupant safety to its annual list of “Most Wanted” safety recommendations, classifying the recommendation as “Yellow,” an indication that current efforts are acceptable but progressing slowly.

Feds to Issue ‘Comprehensive’ NPRM on School Bus Occupant Protection

NHTSA public meeting seeks new technologies, answers to tough questions for improving student safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A comprehensive Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that could come as early as this fall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was about the only sure thing at the end of a dizzying, muggy day in the nation’s capital, one that saw passionate debate over the future of school bus occupant safety.

“Best-Fit” Questions

When choosing child safety restraints, there are many options and few hard rules to help transportation directors know which system goes best with which child. In most cases, school transportation personnel will need to individually assess each student to determine the right restraint. But by asking the right questions at IEP meetings, transportation directors can make sure they get off on the right foot.

A Seating Evolution

C.E. White re-invests in the future of school bus seating and realizes unparalleled growth in the process. A microcosm of the nation’s current economic recession is Ohio, home of the school bus seat manufacturer, where decreased manufacturing output was a major reason one why the state was again projected to be a major player in deciding the 2008 presidential election.

Not Everyone Applauds the Recent Alabama Seat Belt Proposals

What began as a reaction to the tragic pre-Thanksgiving crash that took the lives of four Huntsville students, has now come to an overt conclusion on the need and usefulness of seat belts on school buses with recommendations designed to push the issue before federal regulators.