Literature on bus safety was surveyed with emphasis on seat design, seat standards and injury mechanisms together with a study of accident statistics. Existing standards were investigated and the local manufacturing industry surveyed. Accidents were attended and studied with particular emphasis on seat and seat anchorage damage. A testing program was carried out on a representative sample of seats currently in use in Australia to determine seat back force deflection characteristics, energy absorbing properties and anchorage strengths. Inter-alia it was concluded unlikely that any of the seats tested would have satisfied all of the requirements of the current overseas bus seat standards.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): A J Dixon, J F Williams & P N Joubert
Topics: Bus coach, Vehicle design
Publication Date: 01/11/81