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Chapter 6.5. Motor Carrier Safety * Article 9. Additional Equipment Requirements for School Buses Steps.   

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Steps of Type 1 school buses constructed after January 1, 1950, and of Type 2 school buses constructed after January 1, 1970, shall meet the following requirements:

(a) First Step. The first step to the entrance door in a Type 1 school bus shall be not more than 17 in. high, and on a Type 2 school bus not more than 20 in. high, measured from the ground when the bus is unloaded.

(b) Risers. When more than one step issued, risers of the upper steps shall be not more than 13 in. high.

(c) Covering. Steps shall be covered with a nonslip material.

(d) Foot Space. The space for passengers' feet shall not be decreased by any object (except wheelhousings) placed upon or protruding through the floor behind a line drawn across the bus in back of the driver's seat. Foot space does not include that part of the floor directly under a seat cushion or within 6 1/2 in. of the sidewall.

(e) Ramps. No floor ramp is permitted on school buses if it makes walking in the aisles hazardous. No such ramp that is less than 6 ft long or has a rise of more than 5 in. is permitted.

Authority cited:

Vehicle Code 34501.5

Vehicle Code 34508

Education Code 39831

Reference:

Vehicle Code 34501.5

Vehicle Code 34508

Education Code 39831

(Amended by Register 79, No. 15.)