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    Can they really require 3 to a school bus seat?

    It seems it is allowed and considered the norm to expect kids to sit 3 to a seat on school buses, even though the 3rd kid has a hard time staying on the seat, hence not protected by compartmentalization. The NHTSA document seems to require all kids be within compartment, but also allows 3 and really are they ever with 3? Anything I can do except drive my kids? Thanks!

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    Re: Can they really require 3 to a school bus seat?

    3 is appropriate for small, young elementary kids.

    If they do not fit it is not safe.

    I'd take it up with your district education department. If they don't help, school board. If they don't help go to your local politicians.
    CPST and Mom to Emma, 15, Bridget, 13, Maggie, 11, Katie Sue, 6, Jimmy, born May 2019,
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