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The Ride
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Posted - 10/24/2003 :  12:28:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I live in California and was wondering if there was a 55 mph speed limit for school busses? Is the speed limit regulated by each individual state or by the Feds?

Buskid
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Posted - 10/24/2003 :  07:32:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Buskid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Brad,

Yes, the speed limit for school buses in California is 55 MPH.
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thomas86_a
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Posted - 10/24/2003 :  09:50:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit thomas86_a's Homepage  Send thomas86_a an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Speed limits are set by the states. Here in Michigan the speed limit for cars on highways is 55mph, buses 50. On Expressways it's 70mph for cars, 55 for buses.

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bpnh23
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Posted - 10/24/2003 :  3:15:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here in NH, the speed limit for buses is the posted speed limit highway or back roads. I do know that North Carolina limits their school buses at 45, and their activity buses at 55.
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Wolfman
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Posted - 10/24/2003 :  4:17:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here in WV the posted limit is what the buses can go.

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Carpenter
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Posted - 10/24/2003 :  6:28:14 PM  Show Profile  Send Carpenter an AOL message  Send Carpenter an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
In Texas, up to 50 mph, it's the posted speed limit for cars


Beyond 50 mph, it depends on the vehicle's inspection status...

If your bus has a Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection (DOT), your maximum speed is 60 mph.

If your bus has a standard Vehicle Inspection, your maximum speed is 50 mph.

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Rich
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Posted - 10/24/2003 :  7:18:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The maximum speed for New York State school buses is 55 MPH, or if the posted speed is less, that speed is to be followed.



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thomas86_a
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Posted - 10/25/2003 :  2:41:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit thomas86_a's Homepage  Send thomas86_a an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks subsbd, I think I remember you clearing that up for me once before, for some reason I have a tendancy to call freeways expressways.

Anyways I myself find that most school buses travel at least 60 on the freeways, at least in the northern part of Michigan.

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Carpenter Bus_19
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Posted - 10/26/2003 :  06:43:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carpenter  Bus_19's Homepage  Send Carpenter  Bus_19 an AOL message  Send Carpenter  Bus_19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Pennsylvania It is whatever is posted on the roadway. If its not posted on country roads its 50 for everyone and in town its 35 on city streets.

Limited access highways can be 65 or 55 depending on population.

Most older buses in pennsylvania are governed at 55 because the state speed limit in pa was 55 before the mid 90's

Some newer ones can move fast :) oops at 65..;)

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BigBus90
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Posted - 10/26/2003 :  08:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit BigBus90's Homepage  Send BigBus90 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
In Arkansas, You can go as fast as the speed limit sign says. On the interstate the speed limit is 70 for everyone and 65 for 18-wheeleres.
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AmTran9442
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Posted - 10/26/2003 :  2:58:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Carpenter Bus_19

Pennsylvania It is whatever is posted on the roadway. If its not posted on country roads its 50 for everyone and in town its 35 on city streets.

Limited access highways can be 65 or 55 depending on population.

Most older buses in pennsylvania are governed at 55 because the state speed limit in pa was 55 before the mid 90's

Some newer ones can move fast :) oops at 65..;)




My 1994 AmTran International canventional that I used to ride while I was in school would do 65 on flat road BUT! after they put a brand new motor in it (T 444E) it would do 70 on flat road.
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