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Gunderson explained to attendees that, due to NHTSA currently having no administrator, "no additional budget is allotted to school bus safety above the present level." But, he said, there is much NHTSA is currently working on in that area. He recapped former administrator Mark Rosekind’s Nov. 2015 recommendation “that school buses should have three-point seat belts. Period.” Gunderson acknowledged that he observed “a lot of focus on the seat belt issue” at the NAPT and NASDPTS Ohio Conferences. He explained that there is as yet no federal law or mandate for lap-shoulder belts seat belts on every school bus because “there is a lot of competition for these funds” that are available for student transportation. Those at the federal level, he said, don’t want fewer kids to get school bus rides because of increased costs relating to the manufacture or retrofitting of school buse...

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