The number of pre-school age children transported in school buses to school and child care programs is at an all time high. Just as in other vehicles, these children need to be properly secured in Child Safety Restraint Systems (CSRS) when traveling in a school bus. This publication is designed to assist you in correctly securing pre-school age children in CSRS and properly securing the system to a school bus seat. It provides the basic rules of proper CSRS usage and illustrates the most common mistakes made when installing a CSRS. Use this brochure in conjunction with the instructions that come with the CSRS to assure each child is properly restrained each time they travel in a school bus.
For more information on CSRSs and their use, product recalls, and a listing of Child Passenger Safety Technicians available to assist you, check NHTSA's website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov. You can also call the Auto Safety Hotline 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Correct usage is key to the safety of all children!