Why do school buses have chains on the undercarriage?
These chains can be swung out by the driver (inside the vehicle) to drop just in front of the drive wheels to improve traction when weather conditions require their use If some of you don't know what these are, here are a few pictures. Back then we had to twist a lever, kind of like a garden hose faucet. Now I'd immagine they have an easy to use switch. You just turn on the chains and they drop from the bottom of the bus. They get spit out and land under the tires for traction and spin as the wheels move. They don't actually wrap around the tires, they just catch under them where it's needed most. No need to have to manually wrap all the tires of a 100 bus fleet. Totally automatic. It's really a neat thing to see them in action!
http://www.vonslatt.com/bus-body.shtml Yes on the newer buses there's a toggle switch for them, there known as on demand chains
http://www.vonslatt.com/bus-body.shtml Yes on the newer buses there's a toggle switch for them, there known as on demand chains
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I think school buses are yellow because not many cars are yellow so they will stand out more. School buses are painted chrome yellow for its high visibility Also because the federal safety people say it has to be. So technically yellow school buses are a federal law
School buses have existed almost as long as automobiles haveexisted. In the nineteenth century, before the invention of theautomobile, horse drawn carriages called 'kid hacks' sometimestransported children to school.
Yes they are, because if you have 25 people it would be better for them to ride one bus than having 25 cars.
When driving a bus, some of the rules are different. Buses do have to come to a complete stop at any T intersection or place where roads merge, even if there is no stop sign there. I believe the same goes for a yield sign, since roads are joining together there.. No, the schoolbus does not.
Perhaps it could be arranged for her to spend some time on a school bus when it is not running, just getting used to being in one, then work up to riding in one.
Wiring schematics for international school buses can be foundthrough the original manufacture of the school buses. Theseschematics can be used by auto mechanics when the buses need to berepaired.
According to a New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/17/us/cooling-and-safety-trend-for-buses-white-tops.html), bus tops are painted white to help cool the interior temperature.. "Painting the bus tops white dropped the interior temperature an average of 10 degrees during the summe…r, with as much as a 17-degree difference at peak hours. Wintertime temperatures were lower by only 3 to 4 degrees.. The study also found that children behaved better on buses in cooler temperatures ..." ( Full Answer )
An Englishman, George Shillibeer, was credited for introducing the first "School Bus", albeit it was horse-drawn, used to transport up to 25 children to a Quaker school.
The word busing can be two different things. For starters, it canmean transportation with a communal road vehicle. It also can meanremoving dirty dishware from a table.
Why do school buses stop at railroad crossings? 1. It is the law that they have to stop at all railroad crossings. 2. If the school bus got hit by a train it would be devestating with a bus full of kids. 3. Would you want to get hit by a 50 mph train that will not be able to stop for over 1/2 …mile? 4. Go to http:/www.oli.org and look at Operation Lifesavers website. It will give you all the answers. *In School House Rock, "How a Bill Becomes a Law," this law was used as an example.* ( Full Answer )
Data bus - transfers data round system address bus - CPU provides the addresses to where the data must be fetched, through this bus control bus - timing and signals which control data flow in the system.
In fact, the school buses are running in Ottawa and the school's are open but there might be a delay. We will be getting another 5cm of snow today and then going to rain in the afternoon. So kids if you do go to school, you might be going home!
School buses vary in size. They can be as short as 8 to 10 feet long or as long as 40 feet.
It depends on the number of passenger seats. It is allowed to carry three small children per seat but only two adults per seat. If there are 24 seats max capacity is 72 children but only 48 adults
Cheap air conditioning. Lots of students create lots of heat, and it's impractical to air condition something that large. A white roof will reflect the sun, rather than absorb the energy -- in the same way a white shirt is cooler than a black shirt on a sunny day, a white roof will lower the inside …temperatures compared to a dark / yellow roof. Reflect the light/heat. Its like clothes. Darker the color, the hotter the bus is. Its like its own AC Because the colour white reflects heat. ( Full Answer )
Because the white reflects heat and keeps the bus cooler. They would get extremely hot with all the students if the roofs were not white.
School Buses are tall because tall people ride them and people have to stand up to walk down the isle.
Now there is a rule. It's for smaller buses. These have lap belts. They need high seats. These keep bigger children safe.
The roofs of some school buses are white because these buses areair conditioned. The white roof deflects some of the suns warmingrays.
There is no set colour for school buses in Europe. Europe has about 50 countries and they have lots of school buses of all sorts of colours.
All school buses are yellow because if they weren't yellow, they wouldn't be very easy to see in the dark. If people couldn't see school buses, then many people would miss the bus. Yellow school buses in the dark are easier to see than dark colored buses would be. If school buses weren't yellow they… wouldn't be easy to see in the morning when everything is dark. Since buses are yellow, they catch your attention better than any other color. The main reason school buses are yellow is because safety rules and regulations require school buses to be yellow. The color yellow was picked because the black lettering on a yellow background can be most easily seen against that color. ( Full Answer )
School buses are made diffrent but why are buses made with Flat Fronts? People think they are safer and they can be but all is not what it seems. some people don't care about bus safty.People make them for money to help a LOGO.
The modern day school bus was made in the 30's. Older ones in the 1880's.
In my opinion they should. However, not all school boards have a budget for student transportation. Smaller communities cannot afford to bus students in.
The flashing white strobe on top of school busses is also on top ofall EMR Vehicles. The Stobes are speaking to the traffic lights..M2M ( Machine to Machine ). When the smart traffic lights detectthe stobe, they are qued to change to green, or prevent fromchanging to red. This allows emergency traff…ic to keep flowing,instead of being caught in traffic jams. In the case of the schoolbusses, it allows the buses to arrive on time to school every day.Not all cities have the smart traffic lights yet, and even thosethat do, only the major arteries have them. ( Full Answer )
They don't want something bad to happen. They are telling all of the people and other vehicles to stop. If they don't stop, someone can get run over or in an accident. I think you can get a ticket for not stopping also! And by the way............ Why do have Barack Obama as one of the subjects?
I think it is because of the weight and the suspension bounces all that weight up and inertia takes it from there until gravity pulls the bus back down.
A bus is a motor vehicle with usually anything from about 7 to 80 seats - although the longest bus in the world has about 300 seats. It is used to transport many people from one place to another, using just one vehicle - rather than the multiple vehicles should they make their own journeys. Buses us…ually follow a predetermined route, often multiple times in a day, although some are used to transport passengers longer distances - these are usually coaches, as they are comfier and faster than standard buses. ( Full Answer )
They type of death that befell the earth would determine what happened to school buses here. If all life just vanished, the buses would begin to rust and then eventually fall apart. If the earth was "killed" by a large body from space, the buses could end up vaporized, pulverized, or blown off the p…lanet by the force of the impact. In space, a bus could linger for many centuries with only the damage from micrometeorites and radiation affecting it. If the sun exploded, there'd be no identifiable pieces of a bus left. Certainly there are other ways the earth could die, and the fate of the buses would vary. ( Full Answer )
If a large percentage of students are taken to schools on buses,school should be cancelled and it normally is. If a very smallpercentage of students take buses to school, then schools mightremain open even though some stidents would miss that day.
That is the usual spelling of the word "busing". The variant is bussing. (also used for the act of clearing tables).
Bus Drivers do a pre-trip, just a basic inspection of the bus to see if everything is ready to go. Before afternoon runs, probably sit and watch tv while eating pizza. ;)
No. Since a school bus travels "over the road" it is subject to the fuel tax, unlike agricultural fuel, for example, which is dyed red and tax free. If dyed fuel is found in an over-the-road vehicle, the owner/operator can be subject to fines of up to $10,000 in the USA.
bc they cost alot, if u ask me, i think we should just ride in a limo to school! this is brittanny Robert manqeer!
Some school buses do have seat belts throughout the entire bus. For the most part, buses do not have seat belts. They tend to have seat belts in the rows closest to the front end. It depends on the town, village, city, that owns the buses. Some places make them regulation to have entire buses full o…f seat belts, while some don't have any. Bus drivers usually have seat belts, being drivers. ( Full Answer )
School bus yellow is a colour which was especially formulated for use on School Buses in North America in 1939 . The colour is now officially known in as National School Bus Glossy Yellow and was originally called National School Bus Chrome . In April of that year, Dr. Frank Cyr , a prof…essor at Teachers College, University in New York organized a conference that established national school-bus construction standards for the U.S. . including the standard color of yellow for the school bus. It became known officially as "National School Bus Chrome." The color was selected because black lettering on that hue was easiest to see in the semidarkness of early morning. ( Full Answer )
Newer school buses do have seatbelts. However, it is expensive for school systems to buy all new buses every year, and most counties and districts only replace a certain number of buses each year. This means that, though newer school buses do have seatbelts, not all school buses currently in use are… equipped with seatbelts. ( Full Answer )
Either through funds given to the school by the government, or through private donations and fundraisers.
Before state departments of Transportation- such as NJ Transit- which was inspired in part by a series of bus strikes. There were a number of associations of bus operators in a given major city ( does not apply to New York which has MABSTOA)_ which is part of MTA- metropolitan Transit Authority) Jer…sey City had a clever if now defunct color code- which covered the color scheme of the entire bus. Bergen Avenue lines were orange, Montgomery and West Side avenue were Red with a Black stripe, Hudson County Boulevard- Grey with a Blue stripe for Lower Boulevard and a Red stripe for Northern Boulevard. the Greenville and Lafayette Line had a Green- Grey and yellow paint scheme. it was a good system- now sadly obsolescent- one could tell the bus route by the color scheme. Only drawback was buses could not be re-assigned to different routes. ( Full Answer )
It depends on the size of the school buses. In some rural areas they can be quite small - minibuses. It also depends on whether they are lined up alongside one another or one behind the other.
First, you take the written tests (General Knowledge, Air Brakes (if applicable), and Passenger). Then, you have to submit fingerprints and undergo a state background check (for the S endorsement, which is a passenger endorsement specifically pertaining to school buses). You'll then get a learner's …permit. Once you're ready for your road test, you'll conduct a road test in a bus of the appropriate class, show that you can do an adequate pre trip inspection, and, if you pass, you get your CDL. If you do this before your background check comes back, you'll have to get a duplicate issued once it comes back, in order to have the "S" endorsement on your licence - you won't get it until you pass the background check. ( Full Answer )
In most cases you cant. School buses are on strict schedules for not only one school or destination but many others. Once they leave your stop you pretty much need to walk or contact a family member or friend to give you a ride to school. But one way to not miss a bus if your stop is unreachable as …in you cant get there then it would be a good idea to find a bus stop closer to where you need to get ,then contact your school and let them know the change. Hoped it helped :) ( Full Answer )
School buses can have stops on the interstate. I have been driving for 19 years and 7 of those years, I have had a stop on the interstate. it was an 8-lane....... only the drivers on my 4 lanes had to stop. I would put on my amber flashers about a mile early and everyone stopped!!!
School Bus Yellow Other standards at Dr. Cyr's 1939 conference also applied to improving school bus safety. The most recognizable standard was the development of school bus yellow as a standardized school bus color; the attendees considered yellow the easiest to see in dawn and dusk, and it co…ntrasted well with black lettering. Yellow is now the shade associated with school buses worldwide; officially it is known as National School Bus Glossy Yellow in the United States, and Chrome Yellow in some parts of Canada. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_bus#School_Bus_Yellow ( Full Answer )
the bottom of the car that you cannt see unless your under the car itself
They could if they wanted to. Cadillac is a luxury brand and they do not make buses.
When required they drive with chains on the wheels, this stops them skidding on ice.
School buses are important because they transport students who livein the country to and from school. They also transport students toactivities and ballgames.
a wheeled structure beneath an aircraft, typically retractedwhen not in use, that receives the impact on landing and supportsthe aircraft on the ground.. the supporting frame under the body of a vehicle..
Hired coach buses might have a bathroom, but a yellow school buswill not. But these should only be used for extremely desperateconditions. Use restrooms at places you visit whenever possible.The holding tanks on the coaches do not have infinite storage forhuman waste, and it's the bus driver that ha…s to empty those tanksand clean the toilets. Be kind to bus drivers - they are kindenough to get you from place to place with great expertise andcomfort and they deserve the same treatment from passengers. ( Full Answer )