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NASDPTS Position Paper the Equipping and Use of Passenger Lap/Shoulder Belts in School Buses

February 2014 - The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) was established in 1968. The membership represents state government school transportation leadership from all 50 states. The purpose of the association is to provide leadership, assistance and motivation to the nation's school transportation community with the goal of providing safe, secure, efficient, economical, and high - quality transportation to school children on their trips to and from school and school-related activities.

In February 2014, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) release a position paper regarding their position on the equipping and use of passenger lap/shoulder belts in school buses. The paper acknowledges that states, school districts, school bus contractors and private schools across the nation are individually investigating and making decisions whether or not lap/shoulder belts are the appropriate choice for their school buses. The purpose of this Position Paper is to provide guidance and assistance to the professionals and policy makers charged with making that significant decision.

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