Seat Belts

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.

New, Convertible Seating Solution from Blue Bird and HSM Offers Easy Transition to Seat Belts

FRISCO, Texas - In an announcement made at the Transporting Students with Disabilities (TSD) Conferencein Frisco, Texas, Blue Bird and supplier partner, HSM, announced an exclusive seating option that will be available for order for all Blue Bird and Micro Bird school buses in summer of 2017. This convertible solution allows the customer to change the seat back frame to have a three point or child-restraint seat without having to purchase all new seats for reinstallation into the bus.