STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD 222: SCHOOL BUS SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION

FMVSS 222 is a death-and-injury reduction Standard which includes the structural strength of the seating system, padding and provision of restraining barriers. In the case of small buses under 10,000 lb gross vehicle weight, it requires passenger restraints for each seating position. This Standard became effective 1 April 1977. A clinical analysis has been performed of 56 nonfatal and 26 fatalmultidisciplinary school bus accident investigation (MDAI) reports spanning 1970 through 1978. Estimates of reductions in injury severity have been made by the Clinical Analysis Team. These reports were coupled with an analysis of National Safety Council information and 60 Fatal Accident Reporting System school bus accident reports for 1975-1978.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Rept. No. 5, PB81-152233.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  USA  06120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Northrop, G M
    • Sweeton, E
    • Stent, P
    • Costenoble, K
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEM-4254-677 Final Rpt., HS-805 662
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02014
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM