Maine Revised Statutes

§2305. School bus construction; fire extinguisher

1. Access.  A school bus must be constructed to permit the operator access to the passenger compartment without leaving the vehicle.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Exhaust pipe.  The exhaust pipe must be entirely outside the passenger compartment of a school bus.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Fuel tank filler, vent, drain openings.  The fuel tank filler, vent and drain openings must be outside the school bus body.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
4. Fire extinguisher.  A school bus must have at least one dry chemical fire extinguisher:
A. Of at least 2 1/2 pound capacity; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. Mounted in automotive type manufacturer's extinguisher bracket; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. Located in the operator's compartment in full view of and readily accessible to the operator; and [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
D. Having an Underwriters' Laboratories rating of not less than 10-B: C. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF).

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