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Iowa is One Step Away from Requiring Seatbelts on New School Buses

The Iowa State Board of Education has adopted rules requiring seatbelts on new school buses ordered on or after Oct. 2, 2019. The rules...

Iowa Gives Preliminary OK to Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts in New School Buses

The Iowa Board of Education has approved a preliminary requirement for lap/shoulder seatbelts to be included in the purchase of all new school buses. Chris...
A still from the Montana PBS documentary "Safe Enough?" shows a student buckling up on the school bus.

PBS Documentary Asks if School Buses Are ‘Safe Enough’ Without Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts

STN EXPO Reno attendees can screen an hour-long, award-winning documentary produced by Montana PBS last fall that seeks to answer the question of whether...

Panel Reviews Recent Adoption of Lap-Shoulder Seatbelts for School Buses

INDIANAPOLIS – Facilitator Derek Graham, an industry consultant and former state director in North Carolina for 21 years, opened the Sunday morning session during...

New School Bus Safety Legislation Formally Introduced in Congress

Significant national legislation to require lap-and-shoulder seat belts on all school buses, plus real-time background checks on all school bus drivers, was reintroduced into...

Utah School Bus Seat Belt Bill Fails Again in House

Utah House Bill 168, which would have required three-point, lap-shoulder seat belts on school buses, failed for the second time in the last three...

NTSB Releases 10 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its 10 Most Wanted List—a serious action plan for implementing 46 safety recommendations in the coming two...

Studies Indicate Added Benefits of School Bus Seat Belts

KANSAS CITY – Attendees at the National State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services Annual Conference heard and discussed studies examining the positive impact that seat belts...
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NTSB Urges 3-Point Seat Belts in Medium-Sized Commercial Buses

Several small school bus manufacturers were named in a recommendation made by the National Transportation Safety Board to make lap-shoulder seat belts standard equipment,...

School Bus Safety Efforts are More Than Just Requiring Seat Belts

The School Bus Safety Act that was introduced this month in the U.S. House and Senate to mandate National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations...

September 2019

This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...