Seatbelts Making Their Way Toward Buses

Posted on February 19, 2009 by LCT Magazine

BUS SAFETY: A recent decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will increase seatback height on both large and small school buses, and mandates three-point seatbelts on smaller buses, according to BUSRide magazine. This is a major step forward for bus safety, and could be a sign that seatbelts will make their way to motorcoaches and minibuses through federal mandates. It's a controversial subject, or else it would have been adopted years ago, as it was for nearly all other passenger vehicles. Three-point seatbelts have brought a huge increase in passenger safety, and should make a positive difference when bus crashes happen. It's not yet clear how safe passengers will be if a bus rolls over, or when other drastic collision consequences take place. Increasing seatback height and three-point seatbelt usage is expected to substantially increase safety for school kids and drivers, and should increase safety levels for other passenger buses -- if it ever gets adopted across the bus industry.  -- J.L.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More LCT Blog Blog Posts

October 1, 2012

Event Management

Don't let your guests down. Here are some things to think about before the event starts.

September 26, 2012

October LCT Mag Focuses On Customer Service

ISSUE PREVIEW: What does he think? What did she really say? Are you channeling your customers? In the October 2012 issue of LCT Magazine, you’ll get a complete primer on how to read and please your
September 26, 2012

Driverless Cars Legalized In California

With no need for people to operate vehicles, how can limo companies adapt to the new world of transportation?
September 26, 2012

Manners Still Matter On Social Media

It has never before been easier for businesses to share information, insight and intimacy with consumers; it has also never been easier to offend them. Read more to learn how to avoid a social media faux pas.
September 20, 2012

My First Encounter With The 2013 Lincoln MKT Town Car

On my trip to Chicago last week for the 2012 BusCon Expo, I had the pleasure of experiencing a new ride — the 2013 MKT Town Car.
See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (1)

Post a Comment



See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - January 2017 $12.95 THE MONEY ISSUE COVER STORY: * Dashboard Helps Steer Company Finances * *


Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close