THE IMPORTANCE OF SEAT BELTS IN THE TOTAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY PICTURE

Private contractors and others in the school bus industry believe that safety equipment such as cross-over mirrors, seat belts for the driver, and more and better driver training programs will prevent accidents and injuries as well as save some lives. Their feeling is that most accidents are the type in which more padding on the hand rails and seat backs, etc., not seat belts, would reduce injuries. Lack of usage, or improper usage, by students in test programs, and problems in releasing some seat belts are given as reasons for not favoring seat belts. Recommendations for more and improved driver training programs, and additional testing and evaluation of new safety devices and construction methods are made. /MSA/GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National School Transportation Association

    9001 Braddock Road, Room 110
    Fairfax, VA  USA  22151
  • Authors:
    • Reynolds, W V
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1981 12:00AM