School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection

This Standard applies to school buses. It establishes dimensional, strength and impact protection requirements for school bus passenger seating and restraining barriers. Buses designed to transport persons in wheelchairs must be equipped with wheelchair securement devices and occupant restraint systems meeting specified performance requirements.


Trucks & MPVs 10,000 GVWR or Less No 
Trucks More than 10,000 GVWR No 
Buses 10,000 GVWR or Less Yes
Buses More than 10,000 GVWR Yes
Trailers No 

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