Oregon - Transportation Safety—safety equipment: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses bus safety equipment by authorizing the use of either stop-arm cameras or the installation of school bus seat belts.

Oregon Administrative Rules 581-053-0240 Minimum Standards for School Buses

14) Child Safety Restraint Systems:

  • (a) Child safety restraint systems used for transporting infants, toddlers, or others requiring added support shall conform to specific strength and performance standards or dynamic test standards identified in 49 CFR 571.213 for protection of a child up to 50 pounds;
  • (b) Child safety restraint systems shall bear a label specifying compliance with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards at the time of their manufacture;
  • (c) Child safety restraint systems shall be secured to the school bus seat as per the manufacturer's instructions. If used, a child safety restraint anchorage system must meet 49 CFR 571.225 and a seat belt shall meet section 61 of this rule.
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