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.
- See also Rept. No. 5, PB81-152233.
Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated275 Windsor Street
Hartford, CT USA 06120
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Northrop, G M
- Sweeton, E
- Stent, P
- Costenoble, K
- Publication Date: 1980-10
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 125 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Children; Collisions; Constraints; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Fatalities; Injuries; Mathematical models; Measures of effectiveness; Reduction (Chemistry); Research; Safety equipment; School buses; Seats; Standards; Statistical analysis; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Models; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Reduction
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Public Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I81: Accident Statistics; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- 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