Wheelchair securement manufacturer Q'Straint has opened a new research center in the UK that includes a simulator and high-speed cameras to study the dynamics of how wheelchair passengers are affected during a crash.
Members of the National School Transportation Association met with federal lawmakers in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday and Wednesday during the annual "Bus-In." School bus contractors discussed legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to student transportation and their businesses.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a final rule to amend FMVSS 111 to require all vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds GVWR, including some Type A-1 school buses in that weight category, to be equipped with rear-view cameras by May 1, 2018.
The Child Safety Network is sponsoring a multi-faceted study conducted by researchers at New Mexico State University to determine how motorists process "visual stimuli" while behind the wheel, and how that information affects their actions when encountering school buses.