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Monday, February 06, 2006

Child Safety Restraint System

Various studies of accidents involving school buses have proven that the main cause of severe and fatal injuries is partial or full projection from seats. The use of Child Safety Restraint Systems is the key to reducing the risk of child school bus fatalities.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends these guidelines be followed for the transportation of children under 50 pounds:* Each child should be transported in a CSRS that meets applicable federal standards
* The CSRS should be properly secured to the school bus seat, using anchorages that meet the standards
* School bus seats designated for CSRS should include lap belts and anchorages that meet the standards
* Personnel responsible for securing CSRS onto school bus seats must be properly trained
* School bus seats designated for CSRS are located at the front of the vehicle to provide drivers with quick access to CSRS occupants