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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...

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...

WATCH: The School Bus Event That Was No Accident

When STN wanted to make an “impact” at their inaugural STN EXPO in Indianapolis, they partnered with IMMI’s SafeGuard to create a first-of-its-kind school...

NSTA President, John Benish, Jr., Testifies on School Bus Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National School Transportation Association (NSTA) President John Benish, Jr., who is also president and COO of Cook-Illinois Corporation, provided expert witness...
Photo courtesy of Cleveland.com.

Ohio District Received School Buses with Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts

The Avon Lake City Schools has received two new school buses with lap/shoulder seatbelts, making it the first district in Ohio to add seatbelts...
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School Bus Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts: Are Students Safe Enough Without Them?

The installation of seatbelts in school buses has been a hot topic of conversation for quite a while. Four states currently have laws that...

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

A Changed School Bus 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’...
Attendees walk toward the crash-tested bus.

SafeGuard School Bus Crash Demo Kicks Off STN EXPO Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — Over 100 attendees watched in awe as a 2007 66-passenger Type C IC Bus school bus was crash tested at the Center...

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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