IS BUS BELTING ELEMENTARY? : SCHOOL BUS SEAT BELT ISSUE HEATING UP

Despite a lack of seat belts, school buses have been proven to be extremely safe. Compartmentalization, a seating system in which passengers ride in closely packed seats with strong seat backs, is the best means of protection, according to a 2002 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. A lap/shoulder belt combination, however, has been adopted in some school districts. These "three- point" harnesses, studies show, are far safer than lap belts. Some agencies are pushing for these three-point belts to be installed in smaller buses whose passengers are less protected than those riding in larger, sturdier buses.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • September/October 2003; Page range: pp 12-13, 18
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    1121 Spring Lake Drive
    Itasca, IL  United States  60143
  • Authors:
    • Greene, M V
  • Publication Date: 2003-9

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00965017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2003 12:00AM