Michael J. Bowers

How Do You Get Students to Wear Seat Belts on School Buses?
August 22, 2018

Seat belt safety is an issue that never loses its importance. Michael J. Bowers, Safety Consultant, Center for Student Travel Safety, shares his thoughts on what can be done to better protect students while traveling. On May 17, 2018, a New Jersey school bus was in an accident that took the lives of one teacher […]

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When a Student Needs Medical Attention While Traveling
June 26, 2018

What do you do when a student needs medical attention on a trip? The answer is complicated. For most of my student travel safety career, I have been responsible for knowing the correct response. The truth is, different situations call for different approaches. As a tour organization, you may have supplied the tour leadership or made […]

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To Tee or Not to Tee, That Is the Question
May 23, 2018

Recently a colleague asked my opinion on the subject of students wearing team or uniform shirts and lanyards during travel. The question made me think back to all the energized conversations I have had over the years on this very subject. In most conversations, those who didn’t think uniform shirts were a good idea argued […]

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Steering You to a Safe Motorcoach Company
May 16, 2018

Motorcoach travel is the most popular and cost-effective way for students to travel, yet not all motorcoach companies are created equal. Whether you’re working with a tour operator or planning a trip on your own, choosing a safe motorcoach company should be a top priority. “When you seek out a motorcoach operator, you need to […]

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Be a Smart Traveler!
May 9, 2018

I am often asked how to travel internationally safely. And when asked, I always suggest travelers should learn as much about their destination prior to traveling as possible. To help all travelers do just that, the State Department developed an app that helps them complete this important step—and much more. This can be a great […]

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