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Wesleyflys
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USA
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Posted - 03/12/2019 :  3:25:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi my name is Wesley I have been on the hunt for finding out if I can purchase a new school bus and still have the lights, stop arm and get it painted yellow. I currently live in Ohio and really would like to know the requirements if purchasing for myself and not school district. Someone said for sure I would have to not have the text: "School Bus" put on that is completely okay with me as long as I can still get lights, stop arm, painted yellow. Also to operate a bus with air brakes do I have to have a CDL Class B or Class A. If anyone would be willing to assist me that would be great. Thank you

bedfordone
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USA
42 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2019 :  11:47:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you can be more specific on its intended use. I may be able to give you some feedback on whether or not this would be legal in Ohio. The intended use would make a great deal of the legality of buying a bus!

Brian

Brian Prochazka
Bedford City Schools
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Wesleyflys
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USA
4 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  12:23:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay thank you for your feedback sorry for late reply itís just I contact a dealer and they said they are not allowed to put in a new order for me if I want the lights, stop arm, etc. if I did want to buy a brand new bus from them they said I couldnít get the amber lights and the red lights, stop arm, etc. but I kinda wanted to get those features the only thing I wouldnít mind having is it being painted white and not having it say school bus. But I still want the lights and stop arm, etc. I wouldnít use it inappropriately I would only use it for picking up friends to go on trip with me more for personal use. Like I was disappointed when the guy said they canít put the stop arm on noir the lights. I really want those. The dealer I talked too was truck sales and service if you could help me get around that that would be great. Thank you
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Thomasbus24
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  03:10:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ohio has rules/laws in place that forbid the dealer from supplying those for non-school buses (since non-school buses cannot legally have them). He can't risk his business.

I'd say 90% of law enforcement in this state couldn't care less if you have them as long as they aren't used...but if that other 10% sees you driving around a white bus with flashers and a sign...look out.
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Wesleyflys
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  12:14:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the reply so if I got it painted white and got the stop arm and lights separate how would I hook them up. Because the dealer said they canít sell me a bus with them hooked up.
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Wesleyflys
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  2:17:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like I thought it would be cool to own a school bus and order a brand new one but I wouldn't use the stop lights/arm inappropriately I would maybe test them out on the country roads for fun when there is no traffic. But I just talked to my dealer and they said they cannot sell me one built with the lights, stop arm, etc. But I could buy the parts not put together, And those are something I definitely would want and the reason is is because if I ever plan a party and I would go pick up my friends in my cool bus to take to my party that is one of my reasons i can think of. But I just want to make sure I wont get in trouble if I myself end up putting them on if its painted white. Any more help on laws and stuff would be greatly appreciated. Again I have no intentions of using the stop lights inappropriately and hardly would ever use except on rare occasions out in country. Thank you for any more help.
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fsdrvr
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United States
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Posted - 04/20/2019 :  08:13:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wesleyflys

I wouldn't use the stop lights/arm inappropriately... and the reason is is because if I ever plan a party and I would go pick up my friends in my cool bus to take to my party that is one of my reasons i can think of.


You are telling us how you will not use the lights inappropriately and then go on to describe how you WOULD inappropriately use them...
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Bus Tech1
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Posted - 04/29/2019 :  1:51:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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