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Register Notice of October 26, 1998 on NHTSA's School Bus Research Plan
This Federal Register Notice outlines the school bus occupant protection
research NHTSA will be conducting over the next two years and asks for
public comment on the planned research.
For The Safe Transportation Of Pre-School Age Children In School Buses
NHTSA recommends pre-school age children transported in school buses always
be transported in properly secured Child Safety Restraint Systems (CSRSs).
This guideline will help school and child care transportation officials
develop and implement policies and procedures for the use of CSRSs on
of Persons That Can Safely Sit on a School Bus Seat
Federal regulation does not specify the number of persons that can sit
on a school bus seat. The school bus manufacturers determine the maximum
seating capacity of a school bus. This document contains NHTSA's recommendation
that all passengers be seated entirely within the confines of the school
bus seat while the bus is in motion, and explains why.
Use of Child Safety Restraint Systems in School Buses
This brochure provides information on how to properly secure children
into child safety restraint systems (CSRS) and secure CSRSs into school
buses. It provides the basic rules of proper CSRS usage and illustrates
the most common mistakes made when installing CSRSs in school buses
Bus Safety: Safe Passage For America's Children
Publication providing a brief history of NHTSA's school bus safety program.
Including behavioral programs and vehicle regulations. It discusses current
projects including the research underway on school bus occupant protection.
On School Buses
Paper providing a brief discussion on why seat belts are not required
to be on large school buses. A description of the occupant protection
system required on school buses, "compartmentalization", is