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Posted - 05/30/2019 :  07:05:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit TransportQueen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I found an article from Ireland about a safety feature that locks emergency doors when the bus hits a certain speed, then unlocks them when the bus goes below that speed. They implemented this in response to several students who fell or jumped from moving buses, which is a widespread problem in the States too. Have you guys heard of American buses (or any buses) that have a feature like this?

I know FMVSS 217 requires an interlock system, but since it only requires that the bus not START while the doors are locked, I think a feature like this would still comply. I'm just curious if anybody has more information on doors like this, I'd be very interested to see what's out there.

Here's the article for reference:

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Posted - 06/24/2019 :  05:35:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit steveinil's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have never heard of it. but i would think it would have to be approved by the state? At least here in IL it have to be.
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