Friday, May 14, 2021

Safety

Stock photo of a school bus traveling down a highway near San Francisco.

Collision-Avoidance Among NTSB’s Most Wanted Safety Features, OEMS Weigh In

Among the five safety improvements it seeks on highways, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) calls for the required use of collision avoidance and...
From left, Reps. Jackie Walorski and Julia Brownley listen as Chris Akiyama from Safe Fleet shares information on the company's Predictive Stop Arm technology to warn students and bus drivers when a motorist is not stopping.

School Bus Illegal Passing Legislation Catches Second Wind in Congress

School buses continue to find their way into federal legislation. Technically, a current resolution in the House and a companion bill in the Senate breathe...

NASDPTS Responds to Latest NTSB Safety Recommendations for School Buses

In addition to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations stemming from student fatalities on or near school buses, the National Association of State Director...
Marietta City Schools in Georgia turned to technology to increase the air quality on school buses and ridership accountability during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo courtesy of MCS)

CARES Act Funds Student Accountability, COVID-19 Cleaning on Georgia School Buses

Knowing what students are on board school buses and ensuring proper indoor air quality remains high on the priority list for school districts. Marietta...

Update: Utah Bill to Amend School Bus Inspection Procedures Now Law

Legislation seeking harsher penalties for leaving students unattended on school buses at the conclusion of runs was signed into law this week. House Bill...
stop-arm camera

Minnesota Stop-arm Camera Bill Aims to Increase Student Safety

Rep. Dan Wolgamott and Sen. Scott Newman introduced similar legislation to crack down on motorists that illegally pass a stopped school bus. HB 2172...

May 2021

This issue of School Transportation News contains articles on fleet electrification, emergency drills amid COVID-19, and seatbelt safety for students....

Buyer’s Guide 2021

Find the latest vehicle production data and budget reports, industry trends, and contact information for state, national and federal...

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