SCHOOL BUS STOPS - PLANNING FOR SAFETY

Accidents involving buses and child pedestrians at school bus stops in New South Wales were investigated. It was found that the most common accident type was where a child alighted from a school bus then ran from behind it into the path of another vehicle. An examination was made of various countermeasures for this type of accident, with particular attention being paid to the use of flashing warning lights on the school buses. It was concluded that the utilization of hazard warning flashing lights to inform approaching drivers that children were alighting, was worthy of consideration as a countermeasure. It was also suggested that school bus stops should be positioned on the departure sides of pedestrian crossings and that due consideration should be given to the school bus stop accident problem in the planning of school bus routes. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the 13th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ergonomics Society of Australia and New Zealand

    Canberra, ACT,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • CROFT, P G
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1982 12:00AM