MAKE IT CLICK FOR SAFETY--BUT NOT ON SCHOOL BUSES!

The director of school transportation for the West Virginia Department of Education presents his argument against requiring seat belts on school buses. He draws attention to the current safety features of school buses as required by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and to the lack of evidence supporting the effectiveness of seat belts on buses. He believes that some who are emotionally wrought by concern for protecting children are led by false reasoning to believe seat belts are necessary on school buses. He concludes that, rather than spending large sums for seat belts, scare funds are better spent on effective driver training and improved vehicle maintenance.

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    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Stewart, P T
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393899
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 724
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM