Q. Safety Belts and School Buses
Safety Belts and School Buses
On October 15, 2008, former Secretary Peters announced new federal rules requiring higher seat backs, mandating lap and shoulder belts on small school buses and setting safety standards for seat belts on large school buses.
Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must refer to the docket number (NHTSA-2008-0163) and notice number (RIN 2127-AK09) and be submitted to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's answers to often-asked questions about seat belts on large (over 10,000 lb GVWR) school buses can be found here.