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Improving school bus safety.

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, 1989.
Series: Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board), 222.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The continuing debate over seat belts on school buses led to a provision in the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 requesting that the National Academy of Sciences examine the causes of school bus accidents and evaluate the effectiveness of safety measures, including seat belts, that might better protect children while they are boarding, riding, and leaving school buses. This  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.
ISBN: 0309047161 9780309047166
OCLC Number: 19553720
Description: vii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Executive summary --
Introduction --
School bus transportation in the United States --
Frequency and characteristics of school bus accidents --
Measures to enhance the safety of school bus passengers --
Measures to prevent school bus and pedestrian accidents --
Cost-effectiveness of school bus safety measures --
Conclusions and recommendations --
Appendices.
Series Title: Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board), 222.

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The continuing debate over seat belts on school buses led to a provision in the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 requesting that the National Academy of Sciences examine the causes of school bus accidents and evaluate the effectiveness of safety measures, including seat belts, that might better protect children while they are boarding, riding, and leaving school buses. This Special Report presents the results of that study.

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