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Requiring Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts Remains Among NTSB School Bus Safety Wishes

The National Transportation Safety Board said it is awaiting responses to several recommendations made to the school bus community, including the adoption of lap/shoulder...
Photo from the NTSB report on State Route 25 in the aftermath of three siblings being hit and killed by a motorist who illegally passed the stopped school bus in rural Rochester County, Indiana. (Source: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.)

NTSB: Lack of School-Bus Stop Awareness Caused Fatal 2018 Indiana Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board said eliminating or limiting student crossing to and from school bus stops as well as improved training to identify...
Thomas Chapman, new NTSB board member, was sworn in on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

NTSB Additions Bring Board Back up to 5 Members

The National Transportation Safety Board is set to add aviation experts Michael Graham and Thomas Chapman as its newest board members, bringing the board...
Burned Iowa school bus.

Industry Responds to NTSB School Bus Fire Recommendations

Aside from calling for universal school bus fire suppression systems and improved oversight on drivers with medical issues, the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations...
The school bus was equipped with a video recording system, but despite efforts by the NTSB lab, the video data could not be salvaged. (Photo by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office.)

NTSB Calls for Fire Suppression Systems in All School Buses

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has adopted a new recommendation to require fire suppression systems in all new school buses—and to retrofit those...
Photo from the NTSB report on State Route 25 in the aftermath of three siblings being hit and killed by a motorist who illegally passed the stopped school bus in rural Rochester County, Indiana. (Source: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.)

Probable Cause of Fatal Indiana School Bus Stop Crash Remains Undisclosed

The NTSB has released its preliminary investigative report—but with no definitive probable cause—on the deaths of three Indiana siblings who were killed in October...

Total Recall: Managing Fixes to Bus Defects: Focus on Details

Vehicle or equipment recalls can be a rather mundane part of school bus maintenance operations. But media, regulatory and even parental scrutiny over yellow...

School Bus Crash in N.J. Sends 14 Students to Hospitals

A school bus and tractor-trailer collided in Gloucester County, New Jersey, on Jan. 8, reported nbcphiladelphia.com. It was reported that the bus driver allegedly made...
Goodhall was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to yield.

Police Involved in School Bus Stop Incidents, Including Death of Student

The death of a young student highlights recent incidents involving police officers and school bus stop safety. On Friday, Officer Andria Heese was driving in...

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,...

August 2020

August 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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