In the last few years, there have been several serious student injuries or fatalities in other states due to clothing or backpacks that have drawstrings.

drawstringThe drawstrings have gotten caught in handrails or the door of the bus, without the driver's knowledge.busstring

Please inspect your child's clothing and backpack to ensure there are no drawstrings or other hanging objects that could get caught as they exit the bus.

If interested in obtaining more information about clothing hazards visit: NHTSA School Bus Handrail Handbook or visit the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission


Download the NHTSA School Bus Handrail Handbook

Download the NHTSA Tip Sheet on Handrails & Drawstrings



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