Road safety

Cover of Investigation of Internal Bus Safety Measures
Investigation of Internal Bus Safety Measures
  • Publication no: AP-R213-02
  • ISBN: 0 85588 636 6
  • Published: 11 November 2002
The recent report Review of the School Bus Safety Action Plan (AP-R207, 2002) detailed the implementation of a range of school bus safety measures by jurisdictions and also provided a methodology for refining and prioritising measures contained in the National School Bus Safety Action Plan. This report examines the implications of implementing a set of five vehicle-based countermeasures outlined in AP-R207 including lap-sash set belts, higher seat backs, one child to each single seat, prohibiting standing passengers, and improving bus rollover strength. The report outlines work undertaken to: . investigate the costs and associated implications of implementing each of the five vehicle-based countermeasures or actions . determine the economic value of each countermeasure or action . identify the tasks involved and the timing options for implementation.
  • INVESTIGATION OF INTERNAL BUS SAFETY MEASURES
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. RESEARCH FINDINGS
  • 3. THE AUSTRALIAN SITUATION
  • 4. LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES
  • 5. CAPACITY AND COST IMPLICATIONS
  • 6. IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES
  • 7. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FINDINGS
  • 8. CONCLUSION
  • 9. REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX A REQUEST FOR DATA/INFORMATION RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES
  • APPENDIX B RELEVANT SECTIONS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN DESIGN RULES (ADRS)
  • INFORMATION RETRIEVAL