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Chapter 6.5. Motor Carrier Safety * Article 9. Additional Equipment Requirements for School Buses Emergency Exits Type 1 School Buses.   

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Type 1 school buses constructed on and after January 1, 1950, shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) Location and Type. Each school bus shall be equipped with an emergency door located on the left side near the rear of the bus at floor level, and a center rear emergency exit, which may be either a floor level door or an emergency window. The location requirement for a left side emergency door shall not apply to buses manufactured on or after May 9, 1996, in compliance with FMVSS 217 (49 CFR 571.217). If a bus is equipped with a center rear, floor level emergency door, the left side floor level emergency door may be located anywhere on the left side to the rear of the driver's seat. A school bus equipped to transport fewer than 26 passengers may meet the requirement with a single, center rear, floor level emergency door.

(b) Openings. Each emergency door shall provide an unobstructed opening of not less than 24 inches wide and 45 inches high.

(c) Rear Emergency Windows. Each emergency window shall provide an unobstructed opening of not less than 16 x 54 inches, and shall be designed to ensure against accidental closing.

Authority cited:

Vehicle Code 34501.5

Vehicle Code 34508

Reference:

Vehicle Code 34501.5

Vehicle Code 34508

(Amended by Register 98, No. 44.)