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NHTSA Updates School Bus Seat Belt Final Rule with Three Clarifications PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Friday, 29 October 2010 16:06

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published three proposed changes to the October 2008 final rule on seat belts in school buses centering on how the height of occupant torso belts are measured, integrated seat belts for wheelchairs and the self-latching requirement for seat cushions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 17:17
Alabama Seat Belt Study: Money Best Spent Around School Bus Danger Zone PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 October 2010 07:13

seat_belt_signGov. Bob Riley, his appointed study group and officials at the Alabama Department of Education were presented with findings from a three-year school bus seat belt study that found occupant restraint systems are not as cost effective as making improvements to the danger zone while loading and unloading students.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 October 2010 11:25
Details Released on Voluntary Texas Lap/Shoulder Belt Grant Program PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Friday, 22 October 2010 12:06

The Texas Education Agency announced that it is accepting applications for grant awards under the voluntary School Bus Seat Belt Grant Program, which allows school districts to defray the cost of purchasing new school buses equipped with lap/shoulder restraints during the current school year.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 October 2010 12:26
Alabama School Bus Seat Belt Study Hitting the Home Stretch PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Friday, 17 September 2010 08:53

A report nearly four years in the making after a horrific, fatal school bus crash in Huntsville, Ala., in 2006 is expected by the beginning of next month to layout recommendations to Gov. Bob Riley and the state Department of Education on the alternatives available to school districts when it comes to school bus seat belts.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2010 10:27
Funding for Texas Seat Belt Law Finally on its Way PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 00:00

seatbeltThree years ago, the Texas legislature passed only the second school bus lap/shoulder belt bill in the nation's history. The law is now in effect and at least some money is available to school districts, though the Texas Education Agency still must work out details on how to distribute the funds.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 September 2010 13:42
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