School Bus Seat Belts

NASDPTS Session Points to 3-Point Belts’ Potential to Reduce School Bus Injuries

NASDPTS Session Points to 3-Point Belts’ Potential to Reduce School Bus Injuries

Lap-shoulder belts for students and mobile devices for drivers on school buses were among the topics discussed at the annual gathering of state directors last week.

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) held its 2017 conference from Nov. 4 to 8 in Columbus.

4 Keys for Enforcing Seat Belt Use

4 Keys for Enforcing Seat Belt Use

Calls for legislation requiring seat belts on school buses have increased recently. Texas and Nevada signed bills into law requiring lap-shoulder belts (also known as three-point belts) on new school buses (although Texas school districts can opt out due to financial constraints). Meanwhile, lawmakers in many other states have introduced school bus seat belt legislation that hasn’t passed.