LARGE SCHOOL BUS SAFETY RESTRAINT EVALUATION - PHASE II

This paper details the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) continuing research and testing activities on large school bus safety restraints. This paper will discuss relative performance of compartmentalization, lap belt restraints and lap/shoulder belt restraints, as well as the effects of seat back height and seat spacing on the performance of these safety restraint strategies. Results of NHTSA's frontal sled testing efforts with an inflatable airbag belt system are reviewed. The agency's efforts on researching side impact protection are also briefly discussed. For the covering abstract see ITRD E825082.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF JAPAN

    1-3-1, KASUMIGASEKI, CHIYODA-KU
    TOKYO,   Japan  100-8901
  • Authors:
    • ELIAS, J C
    • SULLIVAN, L K
    • MCCRAY, L B
  • Publication Date: 2003-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM