School Bus Collision Summary, Canada 1989-1997: Conclusion and Recommendations

Conclusion

  • Considering that this study is presumed to contain the most severe collisions during the eight-year period, Canadian school buses provide excellent occupant protection.

Recommendations

  • The requirements for door latches, rear windows, joint separation, fire retarding materials and visibility out the right side should be reviewed.
     
  • Although new requirements for school bus mirrors have been put into place, consideration of additional requirements that attempt to reduce the likelihood of the bus running over a child after stopping to allow a child to enter or leave the bus should continue to be a priority.


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