Children in NY riding on school buses in wheelchairs with no headrest and no effective chest harness. Open

59-15 68th Rd Ridgewood, NY Show on Map Hide Map
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road safety, test

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School buses in NYC have high seat backs for head & neck safety, all cars must have headrests, all children in cars must by law have either a car seat or booster seat (according to age) and yet there are thousands of children riding each day on school buses in wheelchairs that have NO HEADRESTS and often without effective chest harnesses. Child car seats must be crash tested by law in many states but Texas is the only state in the US that insists that wheelchairs that go one school buses must be crash tested by the manufactures. I have been trying to get someone to address this issue for years but NO ONE seems to care about our most vulnerable children.


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