WHEELCHAIR AND OCCUPANT RESTRAINT ON SCHOOL BUSES. FINAL REPORT

This report presents the findings of a literature survey, wheelchair hardware survey, wheelchair usage on school buses survey and assessment of current worldwide standards to address securement of wheelchairs on school buses and other modes of public transportation. This research was performed to assess the current wheelchair securement and occupant protection systems on school buses to support possible future rulemakings. Several foreign and international organizations have recently issued standards for wheelchair and occupant securement. This report explores the potential application of these standards to FMVSS 222, "School Bus Seating and Crash Protection." Although data in this report are relevant to FMVSS 222, it was also prepared to disseminate information that may be useful to other standards organizations, wheelchair manufacturers, school bus manufacturers and school districts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dalrymple, G D
    • Hsia, H-S
    • RAGLAND, C L
    • Dickman, F B
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00497335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-90-1, HS-807 570
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1996 12:00AM