ANALYSIS FOR NEED FOR PASSENGER SAFETY BELT REQUIREMENTS IN INTERCITY BUSES. VOLUME I: TEXT AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

An analysis was performed to determine the need for passenger safety belt requirements in intercity buses. The analysis included an accident file review of all in-depth investigation reports involving intercity buses for the years 1972-1976 available from the BMCS and the NTSB; a review of all available literature, supplemented by interviews with industry representatives; an assessment of passenger injuries, reduction of injuries through the use of safety belts, seat performance, and bus construction; and a cost/benefit analysis comparing the cost to install safety belts to the benefits, in reduced injuries, received. It was found that none of the safety belt options considered demonstrated a favorable benefit/cost ratio at the anticipated voluntary passenger use rates of safety belts. Thus, requirements for passenger safety belts in intercity buses, as considered in this research project, are not recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB80-135395, HS-029 264U.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Institute for Research in Public Safety
    Bloomington, IN  USA  47401

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stansifer, R L
    • Romberg, R A
    • Day, R L
    • Drahos, R W
  • Publication Date: 1977-9-30

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 121 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-029 263U
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9180
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1984 12:00AM