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Old 06-03-2019, 03:00 PM   #1
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What is that bar on the front bumper?

I mean BAR, dammit. I can’t seem to change the title on this post.


I’ve been looking at busses and a lot of them have a white or yellow bar that is attached to the front bumper. What is that for?
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:14 PM   #2
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Its a kid-saving device. It flips out when kids are loading/unloading. They have to walk out far enough that the driver can see and hopefully won't run over them.
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:15 PM   #3
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I mean BAR, dammit. I can’t seem to delete this post.
Pretty sure you can edit the title.
I think the bar is to prevent people from parking too close, and making it impossible to pull away from a curb.
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:17 PM   #4
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Pretty sure you can edit the title.
I think the bar is to prevent people from parking too close, and making it impossible to pull away from a curb.
Nah, its rare a bus parks anywhere that cars can access. Field trips, yeah, but those are usually to places that have bus parking. Can't recall a school bus ever having reason to parallel park during route use.
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:20 PM   #5
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Yup!
And if there's a car on the bumper, best hope you bought comprehensive insurance
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Its a kid-saving device. It flips out when kids are loading/unloading. They have to walk out far enough that the driver can see and hopefully won't run over them.
The Skoolie application of the bumper bar is as an adult-beverage delivery system...
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:22 PM   #6
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Yup!The Skoolie application of the bumper bar is a adult-beverage delivery system...
leave it to you to come up with something 'haz-ardous' - lol
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:23 PM   #7
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Pretty sure you can edit the title.
I went back to edit and saw the “go advanced” button this time, so I fixed it.

ETA.... It only fixed the title on the post but not in the index. ???????
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:25 PM   #8
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Hazardous only in excess!
And, if the bar is mounted on the bumper, it eliminates any temptation to imbibe and drive...
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leave it to you to come up with something 'haz-ardous' - lol
Besides, ya can't argue against the analgesic qualities of a wobby-pop, or few...
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:18 PM   #9
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I went back to edit and saw the “go advanced” button this time, so I fixed it.

ETA.... It only fixed the title on the post but not in the index. ???????
Sorry, but not even on the title at page top. Still sez car..
Might take time to approve, dunno.
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If my bus had one I would have put a rummer stamper on it that says "I'm an asshole that cuts off buses" and hit the button every time someone cuts me off. Although as sad as it sounds I get cut off a lot less often since I stopped driving a yellow school bus.
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