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WP.29 Discussion Topic
Child Restraint Systems for Buses and Coaches

In 2008, Spain proposed the development of a UNECE Regulation to govern the installation and use of child restraint systems in M2 and M3 category vehicles (buses and coaches).

The installation and use of seat belts in such vehicles is mandatory in Europe under Directive 2003/20/EC. However, this directive and the related UNECE Regulations only concern adults.

Adult safety belts are not appropriate to restrain minors with a lower height than 135 cm and a lower weight than 36 Kg. Therefore, the use of safety belts for minors is not required under current regulations.

Moreover, UNECE R44 on child restraint systems focuses on M1 vehicles and therefore fails to address child safety on buses.

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Development of the Initiative

No changes to this regulation are pending.

Latest Documents

3 Dec 2019
Status Report of the Safer Transport of Children in Buses and Coaches (STCBC) informal group | GRSP-66-06
1 Dec 2019
Buses for Carrying Children: Russian Requirements | GRSP-66-03
13 Nov 2019
Minutes of the 2nd STCBC informal group session | STCBC-02-08
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Latest Meeting Discussions

Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 66 | 10-13 Dec 2019
Safer Transport for Children in Buses and Coaches | Session 2 | 30 Oct 2019
Working Party on General Safety | Session 117 | 8-11 Oct 2019
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