News and Updates

Side Impact Crash Demonstration Highlights Need for Seat Belts on School Buses

Part of SafeGuard's Seat Belt Safety Summit

On a rainy fall morning, transportation directors, lawmakers, and the media gathered at the Center for Advanced Product Evaluation (CAPE) to witness a once in a lifetime crash test demonstration. A semi-truck traveling 30 mph slammed into the side of a school bus right before their eyes. Inside the bus were unbelted and belted “students,”… Continue reading.

Indianapolis Rolls Out 100 New School Buses With Seat Belts

Takes Proactive Step to Improve Safety and Behavior

Momentum for adding lap-shoulder belts to school buses kicked into high gear in late 2015 when Dr. Mark Rosekind, NHTSA administrator, called on school districts everywhere to add seat belts to their school buses. “School buses should have seat belts. Period,” Mr. Rosekind stated to an audience of transportation directors from around the country. “Every… Continue reading.

Recent Crashes Reinforce Need for Seat Belts

Why School Buses Used for Travel and Activities Are the Place to Start

March 20th. The Griffith High School basketball team from Griffith, Indiana, was on their way to the state semi final game. One moment it was a typical bus ride. The next, it was anything but.       March 31st. Both the Woodville High School boys and girls track teams were headed to a meet… Continue reading.

NHTSA Recommends Seat Belts on School Buses

Something to Celebrate!

Something momentous happened today in the drive to see America’s children protected on their school buses with lap-shoulder belts. Speaking before school transportation directors from across the country at the NAPT conference, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind went on record with NHTSA’s clear recommendation of lap-shoulder seat belts on school buses. “Seat belts save lives. That… Continue reading.

Westfield, Indiana Gets Groovy with Seat Belts on School Buses

Earlier this year, Westfield Washington Schools decided it was time for seat belts on school buses. Where they started with them could be a model for other school districts to follow. Westfield wisely began their foray into seat belts with their travel buses. These buses don’t stick to neighborhood roads but travel on the interstates… Continue reading.

Seat Belts on Buses Do Not Slow Evacuations

For years, SafeGuard has heard excuse after excuse against using lap-shoulder belts on school buses, but there is one in particular we hear from parents. They fear a scenario where seat belts could slow or prevent their child from evacuating in a serious accident. The reality is that without seat belts on your child’s school bus,… Continue reading.