As transportation professionals, we have a very special task; to provide safe and secure transportation for pre-school age children in a school bus. We pride ourselves in the training provided to our drivers and attendants. In our continued effort to provide safe transportation service for your child, we have developed the following guidelines for transporting pre-school age children. We hope these guidelines will help assure you that you child is being transported in the safest possible manner.
Child Safety Restraints:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted crash testing of pre-school age size dummies in school bus seats. The test results showed that pre-school age children in school buses are safest when transported in child safety restraint systems. A child safety restraint system is defined as any device (except a passenger system lap belt) designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position a child who is of pre-school age.
When pre-school age children are transported in a school bus, NHTSA recommends these guidelines be followed:
- Each child should be transported in a Child Safety Restraint System suitable for the child's weight and age that meets all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
- Each child should be properly secured in the Child Safety Restraint System
- The Child Safety Restraint System should be properly secured to the school bus seat, using anchorages that meet all Federal Safety Standards.
Types of child safety restraint systems used by G.L.A.S.S Transportation
* Car Seats
* Star Seats
* Safety Vests