February 7, 2017:
New AAP School Bus Safety Advocacy Infographic
school bus crash in Tennessee in late 2016, states are turning their attention to improving school bus safety. So far in 2017, 17 states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington) have introduced bills to require seat belts on school buses. In addition, 10 states (Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New York, South Dakota, and Tennessee) have introduced bills to strengthen licensing requirements for school bus drivers.
To aid in AAP chapter efforts to strengthen school bus laws, we’ve developed a new
School Bus Safety state advocacy infographic. Chapters are encouraged to use it in related advocacy efforts and share it via social media.
For more from the AAP on school bus safety, see the
School Transportation Safety policy statement.