Seat Belts

NTSB Pushes Harder for Motorcoach Seat Belts

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker made a gamble of his own in Atlantic City by calling on the members of the Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association to voluntarily equip their motorcoaches with occupant restraint systems.

Department of Ed Seeks Review of Seclusion, Restraints Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent a letter last week to chief state school officers asking them to review current policies and guidelines regarding the use of restraints and seclusion techniques used on students and to develop or revise them accordingly to ensure safety.

NAPT Advocates Scientific Approach to Seat Belt Issue

ALBANY, N.Y. — With the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s rulemaking on school bus occupant protection coming sometime in early 2009, NAPT applauded a forthcoming Alabama study on the practical aspects of installing lap/shoulder belts in large school buses, the first of its kind nationwide. But NHTSA, NAPT said, still has many questions to answer.

Scotland Leans Towards School Bus Seat Belts

ABERDEENSHIRE, Scotland — In Aberdeenshire, one of the 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, regional officials are contemplating a move to install seat belts in all of its area school buses, according to the BBC.

Wyoming Seat Belt Bill Moves Forward

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — What could be the nation's third school bus lap/shoulder belt requirement went to a House hearing in Wyoming after passing the Senate by a 23-7 vote.

Nebraska Looks at School Bus Seat Belt Bill

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska joined a number of states considering a lap/shoulder belt requirement for school buses, but concerns about liability and money may once again grind the debate to a halt.