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Old 08-02-2016, 04:47 PM   #1
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Fatal bus crash shuts down CA Hwy 99

One more reason why I'm glad my bus will only do 68...
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:44 PM   #2
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Fatal bus crash shuts down CA Hwy 99

One more reason why I'm glad my bus will only do 68...

Wow! That's sad. The MCI has seen better days now. It doesn't take much speed to make a 45,000 lb coach split in two. 70 MPH is probably plenty.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:45 PM   #3
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Pusher engine and it looks like it hit just to inside the frame rail. Nothing really solid until the back axles, though plowing through that much body (and bodies) surely slowed it down. Good heavens...

Can't do one much good to hit a pole ever, of course, but do you suppose falling asleep and hitting a pole like that while in a front engine school bus would be as horrific?
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Pusher engine and it looks like it hit just to inside the frame rail. Nothing really solid until the back axles, though plowing through that much body (and bodies) surely slowed it down. Good heavens...

Can't do one much good to hit a pole ever, of course, but do you suppose falling asleep and hitting a pole like that while in a front engine school bus would be as horrific?
Skoolies are inherently safer. Coaches have a monocoque, almost uni-body design. A Type C skoolie has an engine and a full ladder frame. The coaches go down the road much nicer. But you pay for the comfort with less safety.
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