A STUDY RELATING TO SEAT BELTS FOR USE IN BUSES
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.
- Sponsored in part by California Highway Patrol, Sacramento.
Southwest Research Institute6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX United States 78228-0510
Washington, DC United States 20590
California Highway PatrolP.O. Box 942898
Sacramento, CA United States 94298-0001
- Ursell, C R
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 135 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Buses; Data collection; Design; Fabrication; Maintenance; Manual safety belts; Operations; Performance evaluations; Production; Purchasing; Recommendations; School buses; Statistics; Surveys; Systems engineering
- Geographic Terms: California
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Design; Freight Transportation; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Public Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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