This program involved a study of farm labor buses, school buses and transit buses in and for the state of California with respect to the installation and use of seat belts in these various categories of new and used buses. The study included visits, inspections and in-depth discussions with bus owners, operators, maintenance personnel, seat manufacturers, belt manufacturers, and bus manufacturers for the purpose of including all of the required aspects and viewpoints of bus design (including seats and seat belts), production, fabrication, purchase, operation and maintenance because of the impact of these items on both new and used buses. Research on seat belts in automobiles and aircraft has proven that the entire seating system must be considered as a unit to afford the maximum protection for the passenger.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by California Highway Patrol, Sacramento.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78228-0510

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    California Highway Patrol

    P.O. Box 942898
    Sacramento, CA  United States  94298-0001
  • Authors:
    • Ursell, C R
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-253 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1981 12:00AM