The mixture of emotions both you and your child may feel dealing with a new schedule, or perhaps even getting used to a new school can make returning to a routine at the end of summer quite the task. For many parents, the use of the school bus is essential in carrying out day-to-day life. Getting your child acclimated to the idea of riding the school bus can be a daunting task, but with these tips, we hope we can make riding the bus just a little bit easier for both you and your child. Here are five tips for getting you, and your child, used to the school bus: Familiarize yourself Many...Read More
E-Z-ON PRODUCTS,INC. of FLORIDA® has always been dedicated to making transportation safe for all children. This is why we are excited to share that a law has been passed in New Jersey requiring that all new school buses are equipped with motion sensors. The legislation, titled “Abigail’s Law” was created in honor of Abigail Kuberiet, who was tragically struck by a school bus driver in 2003 after not being visible from the driver’s seat. Unfortunately, Abigail’s accident is not unique. From 2003 to 2012, 174 school-age children died from school transportation-related...Read More
According to the American School Bus Council, school buses transport 26 million of the 50 million students who attend school each day. That means that more than half of today’s school children are relying on someone other than their parent or guardian for school transportation. With such high numbers of students riding the bus, it seems evident that parents feel a sense of ease when it comes to school-provided transportation. The question left to ask is; Where is this sense of ease coming from? Here are 3 reasons why the school bus is a great choice for students: Safety One of the...Read More
E-Z-ON PRODUCTS, INC. of FLORIDA® specializes in passenger safety restraints for children and adults with special needs, and also offers many popular safety restraint options for those without special needs. One such product is the Kid-YC Harness, a school bus safety restraint system that works with the vehicle’s existing seat belt system, and is very popular in the pupil transportation industry. E-Z-ON®’s Kid-YC Harness The Kid-YC Harness (#43-YC) is a smaller version of the 86Y Universal Harness, and fits children up to 100 pounds. The tethered double-shoulder harness easily...Read More
Most states have already convened for legislative sessions, and as reported in STN Magazine last week, there are several new bills in the works that pertain to school bus safety. Do you live in one of the states proposing these bills? Be sure to contact your representative and let them know that this legislation is important to you, their constituent. Ask them to support the legislation along with the bill’s proposer. The more support these school bus safety bills receive, the more likely they are to be passed into law. Here are Some of 2015’s Newest School Bus Safety...Read More
Transporting Students with Special Needs on the School Bus: Keep your “Escape Artist” in place until they reach their final destination.
The term ‘special needs’ defines particular educational requirements resulting from learning difficulties, physical disability, or emotional and behavioral difficulties. Special needs transportation is required for many students with disabilities ranging from autism to orthopedic impairments to visual impairments. Transporting students with special needs on the school bus often requires specialty equipment in addition to the lap belts equipped on most buses. Special Needs Transportation Can be a Challenge All children deserve to be transported safely, in a restraint system...Read More