ERIC Number: ED413635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
This Could Save Your Child's Life. A School Bus Handrail Handbook.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
School-bus handrails have had the same basic design for more than 30 years. However, students' recent propensity to wear oversized and baggy clothing increases the likelihood that clothing or accessories may become snagged on bus handrails. Children across the United States have been injured or killed when their clothing or accessories caught in their school bus's handrail or door as they exited. This brochure illustrates defective and corrected handrail designs, and outlines the responsibilities of the school bus driver, students, parents, and school administrators in addressing the problem. The brochure also explains how to conduct a handrail inspection with a standard half-inch hex nut tied to a thick, 36-inch-long cotton cord. Six figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.