The results of side impact collisions on both right and left sides of buses reveal that seat belts made little difference in the survivability of passengers on board a school bus. The tests were intended to evaluate whether compartmentalization works as well during side impact accidents as tests have shown it does during frontal impact accidents. Results show that compartmentalization is effective in side impact collisions and that seat belts would not make any significant difference as far as head and chest injuries are concerned. The results of the fuel integrity tests conducted on the same Thomas Built Buses were also favorable.

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    Bobit Publishing Company

    2500 Artesia Boulevard
    Redondo Beach, CA  United States  90278
  • Publication Date: 1985-6

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  • Accession Number: 00450949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 998
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM