School Bus Restraints for Small Children in Canada

Prepared by:
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Safety Directorate
TP 14325 E
November 2004


In an effort to assess the safety of preschool-aged children travelling in school buses, Transport Canada conducted tests to evaluate their safety if the bus is involved in a collision. The study has demonstrated that:

  • Pre-school-aged children would benefit from being restrained in child restraints appropriate to their height and weight while travelling in a school bus. 
  • Older children continue to be well protected by school bus compartmentalization. 

Table of Contents

  1. Background
  2. Study Objective
  3. Summary Of Findings
  4. Regulatory Consideration
  5. Test Methodology
  6. Data Recording And Analysis
  7. Results
  8. Conclusions And Summary

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