Seat Belts

“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.

Internet Group Launched for School Bus Child Passenger Safety

A new This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. was rolled out this month to provide certified child passenger safety professional with an exhange of ideas specifically for issues that arise in transportation to and from school

Seat Belts


One of the hottest issues in pupil transportation remains whether or not some form of seat belt, or as they've come to be known, occupant securements systems, should or should not be installed on all school buses. The federal government has weighed in, requiring three-point, lap-shoulder belts in all newly manufactured small, Type A school buses as of September 2011. But the remain a voluntary option on large school buses.

While California is the only state to have implemented a three-point law for all school buses, these lap/shoulder belts appear to be gaining ground.two-point lap belts remain a possibility for large buses. Four states still have laws on the books requiring new buses be purchased with lap belts, but many school districts nationwide can elect to pass their own policies and regulations.

Listed in this section are some of the most complete compendium of articles and resources dealing with the controversy of equipping school buses with seat belts versus relying on the compartmentalization, or protection, of children between cushioned, high-back seats during a crash.