Q. Seat Belts on school busses

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We have attempted to research this on your behalf.  The most recent rulemaking we could come up with was from August 2014 - you can read it online at:
 
 
It would seem that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the Operating Administration within the United States Department of Transportation that is most closely associated with this issue.
 
You will find NHTSA Regional Office contact information on: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/nhtsa/whatis/regions

You can e-mail NHTSA Headquarters using the e-form on: http://www.nhtsa.gov/Contact

The toll-free NHTSA hotline number is 1-888-327-4236.

The Hotline is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 10 PM Eastern. Hotline automated system functions are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The NHTSA web site is: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov
 
We have also discovered that in many cases, the states themselves make the final decision as to whether or not the school busses in their states should have seat belts installed.  You may wish to reach out locally to see how the situation is addressed in your area.
 
Sincerely,

Reference Services
National Transportation Library
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Office of the Secretary for Research
U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Last Updated Nov 29, 2016
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  • Answered By David Martin

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