IN PROTECTING OUR SCHOOL BUS PASSENGERS--LET'S NOT NEGLECT THE NEEDS THAT TRANSCEND THE SEAT-BELT CONTROVERSY!
This article discusses the needs which should take priority over seat belt installation to protect school bus passengers. Among these needs are the following: installing strobe lights on the stop arm to decrease passing violations; keeping contact with pupils by means of a public address system with an external speaker, by installing sensors to warn the bus driver of a child who is out of view, and by providing proper pedestrian facilities, installing automatic tire chains and strobe warning lights; providing adequate inspections to assure better maintenance of school buses; and providing improved driver training. It is concluded that by the time significant progress has been made in these areas, more research will have been accumulated on whether seat belts could be beneficial to school bus passengers.
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- Stewart, P T
- Publication Date: 1985-7
- Pagination: 3 p.
- Traffic Safety (Chicago)
- Volume: 85
- Issue Number: 4
- Publisher: National Safety Council
- ISSN: 0041-0721
- TRT Terms: Driver training; Inspection; Manual safety belts; Motor vehicles; Occupant protection devices; School bus drivers; School buses; School children; Strategic planning; Traffic safety; Vehicle maintenance; Vehicle safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Child safety; Occupant protection
- Old TRIS Terms: Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00453174
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 338
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM