The author considers the situation where despite recent horrific accidents, no regulations exist or are envisaged covering the safety of minibuses. It is suggested that in fitting safety belts retrospectively, the single seat load test is insufficient. When manufactured, minibuses only have seatbelts at the front as the floor will not stand the test loads applied. The author then describes his search for a new vehicle for his local school, with lap and seatbelts fitted to all seats. The Jubilee Pro-tect minibus was the only suitable vehicle identified. Features of the minibus are illustrated. These include anti-roll bars, hi-line lights, rear and side impact bars, emergency telephone, smoke alarm, safety floor anchorages and the use of fire-resistant materials.

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  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 46
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM