NHTSA: Guideline for the Safe Transportation of Pre-School Age Children in School Buses

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NHTSA recommends pre-school age children transported in school buses always be transported in properly secured child safety restraint systems. The proper installation of child safety restraint systems requires that a school bus vehicle seat have seat belts or other means of securing the child safety restraint systems to the bus seat.

When pre-school age children are transported in a school bus, NHTSA recommends:

Each child is:

Transported in a child safety restraint system that is selected based on the child’s weight and age

  • Properly secured
  • Correctly installed,Vehicle%20Safety%20Standards%20(FMVSSs)

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