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Video Shows Interior of School Bus During Crash Test Demonstration

Over 100 attendees at the STN EXPO Indy in June 2019 watched as a school bus was pulled with a wire down a straight...

NBC News Releases Exclusive Video of June School Bus Crash Test

The Today Show on NBC aired interior school bus video of how belted and unbelted crash dummies performed during a SafeGuard/IMMI school bus crash...
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Iowa Crash Test Identifies Limits of Protection in School Bus Compartmentalization

The Iowa Pupil Transportation Association (IPTA) performed a controlled bus crash demonstration this summer to address child safety concerns. IPTA concluded that compartmentalization of...

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

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

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...
Keith Wicks at the STN EXPO Indy Trade Show 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

A Changed Seatbelt Perspective at STN EXPO Indy

Let me introduce you to Keith Wicks, a school bus driver and mechanic for Belgrade School District in Montana. STN EXPO Indianapolis was Wicks’...

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...
The School Bus Safety Alliance designed a colorful banner to help campaign for seat belts in school buses, at the Avon Lake Memorial Day Parade in Ohio. (Photo courtesy of cleveland.com.)

Ohio School Bus Safety Organization Designed a Memorial Day Parade Float

The School Bus Safety Alliance, an organization in Ohio that campaigns for seat belts in school buses, stepped it up a notch by designing...
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School Bus Safety Legislation Introduced

In May 2018, a school bus crashed with a dump truck in Paramus, New Jersey, killing one student and a teacher. The bus driver reportedly...

Is Improved Student Behavior Just a Click Away?

While some transportation professionals do have reservations about mandatory lap-shoulder seat belts, more local school districts are enacting policies that require them. Federal Motor Vehicle...

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