Large school bus safety restraint evaluation 2001-06-0158
This paper describes ongoing research conducted by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to evaluate the
potential of safety restraints on large school buses.
School bus transportation is one of the safest forms of
transportation in the United States. Large school buses provide
protection because of their visibility, size, and weight, as
compared to other types of motor vehicles.
Additionally, they are required to meet minimum Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) mandating compartmentalized
seating, emergency exits, roof crush and fuel system integrity, and
minimum bus body joint strength.
Jeffrey C. Elias, Lisa K. Sullivan, Linda B. McCray
Transportation Research Center, Inc., National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles