ERIC Number: ED447560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
School Bus Safety Advisory Committee: 1999 Annual Report.
Lazenberry, Dennis; Anderson, Barbara
This report summarizes the deliberations and recommendations of Minnesota's School Bus Safety Advisory Committee (SBSAC). The committee, which operates under the auspices of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, is charged to study issues affecting the safety of students on school buses, arrive at consensus on ways to improve student safety on buses, and inform and educate the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Governor, and the legislature on the primary issues in school-bus safety. The paper outlines the state's 1999 legislative recommendations for school-bus safety, such as the use of a second stop arm on buses. It then summarizes the actions and discussions of the SBSAC in 1999. Some of these actions included allowing some school buses to be operated by persons with a Class D license, occupant safety, and school-bus safety education. The report describes the enviable safety record of school buses and motorcoaches and discusses a special investigation of school bus and motorcoach crashworthiness issues by analyzing 6 school bus and 40 bus accidents. In its conclusions, the report makes 19 observations about school-bus safety and offers some recommendations to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety, St. Paul. Minnesota State Patrol.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota