A STUDY OF SOME SCHOOLBUS CRASHES

Between 1972 and 1976 eleven school bus crashes were intensively investigated. One bus contained only the driver, another only one passenger. The remainder were partially or fully loaded so that a total of 312 passengers, in addition to the drivers, were involved. From the analyses of these accidents certain observations, conclusions, and recommendations are made. Improvements in schoolbus safety design are evolving. Emotional overreaction to a very few spectacular crashes must not be allowed to distort the schoolbus safety evaluation. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of 21st Conference, September 15-17, 1977. Sponsored by Canadian Ministry of Transport, Road and Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety Branch.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    801 Green Bay Road
    Lake Bluff, IL  USA  60044
  • Authors:
    • Davis, M M
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 188-196

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-609
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM