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Free Webinar: How to Navigate Seatbelts on School Buses

Add Iowa to the growing list of states who are mandating seatbelts on new school buses. As similar laws work their way through other...
Teacher Vicki Challenger challenged her third-grade students to get involved in the legislative process. School bus seatbelts are the result of that educational experience. (Photo courtesy of Brian Linick)

Cleveland-Area Students Successfully Petition for Local School Bus Seatbelt Ordinance

Beachwood City Schools social studies students are living the experience of how a bill becomes law, as their yellow school bus ride to school...
Could the familiar seatbelt alert in passenger vehicles be coming to school buses?

NHTSA Considers Rulemaking to Require Alerts for Rear-Passenger Seatbelt Usage

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking comments on a potential update to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208, which would...
A still from the Montana PBS documentary "Safe Enough?" shows a student buckling up on the school bus.

Journalist Discusses Production of ‘Safe Enough?’ School Bus Seatbelt Documentary

School Transportation News spoke with journalist Anna D. Rau about her documentary, “Safe Enough?” Rau, who is also the director and producer, walked us...
Ariel Rodriguez stands with an IC Bus.

October 2019

Meet our 2019 Rising Superstars in this month’s issue. Then read about the growing popularity of seatbelts, augmented and virtual reality training, and what...

Iowa Becomes Fifth State to Require Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts In School Buses

A new rule in Iowa will require that lap/shoulder seatbelts are installed in all new school buses ordered on or after Oct. 2, 2019....
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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...
Burned Iowa school bus.

New Federal Bill Adds Fire Suppression Systems to Call for Seatbelts

Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois are proposing a new version of federal legislation that mirrors National Transportation Safety...

October 2019

Ariel Rodriguez stands with an IC Bus.
Meet our 2019 Rising Superstars in this month’s issue. Then read about the growing popularity of seatbelts,...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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