HIGHWAY ACCIDENT REPORT-SCHOOLBUS LOSS OF CONTROL. ACCIDENTS IN MIAMI, FLORIDA, SEPTEMBER 28, 1983 AND BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, APRIL 12, 1984
The two accidents discussed involved privately-owned and privately-operated schoolbuses that were hired to transport children to and from public school facilities. In the Miami, Florida, accident the schoolbus was hired by the parents. In the Birmingham, Alabama, accident the schoolbus was under contract to the city public school system. Both accident buses seated 36 or more persons and were built before the enactment of the 1977 Federal schoolbus standards for improved crashworthiness and occupant protection. Both accident buses had preexisting mechanical discreptancies that were causal in each accident, and neither vehicle had been inspected recently by the State. State and local school officials exercised little program supervision over the schoolbuses involved in the accidents and had left the responsibility for driver training and vehicle maintenance to the discretion of the vehicle owners. The Safety Board reviewed policies and regulations governing pupil could be attributed to the Division of Energy's carpool schoolbuses to identify areas where safety improvements could be made.
National Transportation Safety BoardBureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1985-5
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Charter operations; Crash investigation; Crashworthiness; Inspection; Maintenance practices; Regulations; Safety; School buses; State government
- Geographic Terms: Alabama; Florida
- Old TRIS Terms: Government regulations
- Subject Areas: Law; Maintenance and Preservation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00455249
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/HAR-8503
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM