Question - How far in front of a bus Hood does a blind spot extend?

Answered by: Raymond Cooper  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 26-06-2022  |  Views: 558  |  Total Questions: 14

The blind spot behind the bus can extend up to 400 feet depending on the length and width of the bus. The blind spot behind the bus extends 50 to 150 feet and could extend up to 400 feet depending on the length and width of the bus. mirrors are properly adjusted so you can see: ¥ 200 feet or 4 bus lengths behind the bus. Vehicles approaching a school bus from the front or rear that has stopped and is displaying flashing red warning lights, must stop not less than 20 feet from the bus and must remain stopped until the bus resumes motion. A school bus has blind spots immediately below the side flat mirrors, immediately in front of the side flat mirrors, and directly behind the rear bumper. Rear blind spots typically extend 50 to 150 feet behind a bus but can sometimes extend up to 400 feet, depending on the length of the vehicle. You should stop at least 20 feet (6 m) away from the bus.

Convex mirrors are located near the flat mirrors and are used to monitor the left and right sides at a wide angle. These mirrors present an image that does not accurately reflect the size and distance from the bus.

What do outside crossover mirrors allow a driver to see? Crossover mirrors are used to help a school bus driver see the danger zone area directly in front of the bus, as well as the danger zone areas to the left and right sides of the bus, including the area from the front of the bus to the service door.

Adjust the flat glass lenses inward and upward until the driver has a clear view along the side of the bus and can also see the rear corner marker lamp in the uppermost inboard corner of each lens. This helps to ensure the mirrors are properly adjusted to see the required 200 feet to the rear of the mirror.

5) There are two side-mounted flat mirrors, one on the right side of the bus and one on the drivers side. They are used to monitor traffic, check clearances and identify students on the sides and to the rear of the bus.

The convex mirrors are located below the outside flat mirrors. The convex mirrors should be adjusted so that you can see the entire area to the rear of the mirror along the side of the bus. You should be able to see at least one traffic lane on either side of the bus.

Cross over mirrors, installed in front of the cab of a truck, are a simple way of eliminating a truck driver's front “blind spot” and allowing the driver to see any person at least three feet tall and passing one foot in front of the vehicle.

The danger zones are any area outside of the bus that extend as much as 15 feet from the front bumper, 15 feet from the left and right sides of the bus and 15 feet behind the rear bumper of the school bus. These areas are where children are in the most danger of being hit, either by another vehicle or their own bus.

Adjusting the side flat mirror on driver's side Adjust the side flat mirror so that the side of the bus is barely visible on the right side of the reflecting surface. Adjust vertically (tilt up and down) to improve the field of view to the side of the bus and to minimize the horizon.

You do not have to stop on a divided highway if the school bus is traveling in the opposite direction. On all undivided highways (without a median), traffic in both directions must stop at least 20 feet from a stopped school bus that has its red lights flashing.

In many States, only a law enforcement officer who witnesses the act can write a citation for a stop-arm violation. A violation reported by a school bus driver cannot be written up. Yet stop-arm violations are often random.

Stopping requirements The only exception is on highways divided by a median; drivers on the other side of the median approaching from the opposite are not required to stop. (A median is a raised, lowered or earth strip dividing a road where vehicles travel in both directions. )

On a 4 lane undivided highway, all 4 lanes must stop for a school bus. On a highway divided by a median, vehicles to the rear of the school bus must stop.

It may shave seconds off your commute, but passing a bus to turn in front of it is illegal in the District, and can be deadly for pedestrians. It is illegal for drivers to make a right turn in front of a bus that is stopped to receive or discharge passengers.

General rules for school buses: Slow down and watch for children; never pass a stopped bus on the right; opposing traffic has to stop too, unless there are three or more marked lanes of traffic (one of those lanes can be a center turn lane), or the road is separated by the median or by a physical barrier.