Downloads and Resources

The following resources are available for download.

Laws and Recommendations:

NC Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belt Laws Common Questions

Commonly asked questions about the North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Laws.

Transporting Children in 15-Passenger Vans and Buses

Recommendations and Regulations for the Safe Transportation of Children in 15-passenger vans, school buses, and other vehicles used by Schools, Childcare Centers, and other Organizations that commonly transport children.

A Guide for the Transportation of Preschoolers and Children with Disabilities for North Carolina Public Schools

The Guide is designed to serve as a resource document for state administrators and local education agency personnel to promote effective staff development and collaboration between school transportation services and exceptional children programs. Although it contains applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and policies, this Guide is not law or NC State Board of Education Policy.

NHTSA Guidelines for the Safe Transportation of Pre-School Age Children in School Buses

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations Guidelines for transporting preschool aged children in school buses. NHTSA conducted crash testing of pre-school age size dummies in school bus seats. The test results showed that preschool age children in school buses are safest when transported in child safety restraint systems that are correctly attached to the seats.

Head Start Transportation Requirements

Federal Regulation governing the transportation of children in Head Start Programs.

Choosing and Using Car Seats and Restraints:

Ride Safe

Information to help wheelchair users travel safely in motor vehicles.





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