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.
News and Updates
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.
Debunking Myths: Can seat belts be weapons on buses?
At SafeGuard4Kids.com we hear a LOT of excuses against the use of seat belts on school buses. One of those excuses is that seat belts will be used as a weapon; that mean kids will swing them and strike other children. Let’s look at the reality. Or better yet, the next time you’re in your… Continue reading.
Seat belts on school buses do not slow evacuations
It’s probably the most common excuse we hear from people about putting seat belts on school buses: Seat belts will slow down evacuations. Imagine a bus full of children overturning. Without seat belts, they won’t stay in their seats. They’ll be tossed around the inside of the bus like clothes in a dryer. Depending on… Continue reading.
Reduce bullying with seat belts on school buses
We all know that seat belts save lives and reduce injuries, but when you add them to a school bus, they can make a world of difference in behavior. If your child is being bullied on their bus, or if you’re a driver or transportation director dealing with the issue, lap-shoulder belts, along with assigned… 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.