Calls to Upgrade to Lap-Shoulder Belts Get Louder

Posted on: June 25th, 2018 by Staff

The list of national organizations making their support for lap-shoulder seat belts on school buses crystal clear continues to grow more impressive and harder to ignore. The NTSB is the latest to definitively add their name. “We have always tiptoed around the issue of seat belt usage [and] lap-shoulder belts in school buses,” NTSB Board […]

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

Posted on: December 5th, 2017 by Staff

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,” […]

When Compartmentalization Doesn’t Work

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by Staff

Compartmentalization works. Except when it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, you will wish you had lap-shoulder belts on your school bus. Whether it is a side impact from a truck, or a rollover on the interstate, compartmentalization is not designed to protect children in either case. Kids go flying, especially in a rollover, where they are […]

New Indiana Rule Enhances Safety for Youngest Passengers

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by Staff

You may want to prepare for a safety directive underway in one state that could soon cascade across the country. A new regulation in Indiana Administrative Code enhances the safety of the youngest children who ride school buses. The reason for the regulation, the increased safety its implementation will provide, and what restraints are recommended, […]

NHTSA Endorses Seat Belts on School Buses

Posted on: November 8th, 2015 by Staff

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 […]

District Gets Groovy with Seat Belts on School Buses

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by Staff

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 […]

A Grassroots Effort for Seat Belts Begins to Grow

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Staff

For the first time, SafeGuard4Kids attended the National PTA Convention. Held in Charlotte, North Carolina, the convention brought together PTA delegates from all over the country. While we can make noise about bringing lap-shoulder belts to school buses, and we can strike down the misinformation out there about them, the only people who can truly […]

Advancing School Bus Safety

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by admin

Monday, March 3, 2014 WESTFIELD, IN SafeGuard®, a brand of IMMI® – the leading manufacturer of commercial safety, hosted it’s 15th School Bus Crash at the Center for Advanced Product Evaluation (CAPE®) as a part of ongoing school bus safety research. Transportation directors, school officials, and school bus industry leaders toured the campus and participated […]

Snowy Weather Means Additional Challenges for School Bus Drivers

Posted on: December 12th, 2013 by admin No Comments

As I write this blog post, there is a beautiful fresh coat of snow on the ground. Winter has officially arrived, albeit a little early. We also got a little ice as an “added bonus.” More is in the forecast for today, but most of our schools are sticking to their regular schedules. That means […]

Breaking: NHTSA Requires Seat Belts in Large Buses

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by admin

Bringing Safety to People Before now, most large buses (ex: motorcoaches) did not have lap and shoulder seat belts. SafeGuard/IMMI® has been making motorocoach seats with seat belts since 2009 – well ahead of this federal mandate – because it’s just a part of our mission to bring safety to people. (Full NHSTA press release) […]