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.

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.