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Old 06-14-2004, 05:34 PM   #1
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I don't have them on my bus anymore. If you look at most large trucks, semi, dumptrucks, other rvs and such they don't have these mirrors. It may be required for registered school buses but that isn't what you are driving anymore.

I am however considering adding some cameras on the side to view the blind spot, but I haven't really ever needed that.
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Old 06-16-2004, 08:08 AM   #2
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I think it is a requirement for school busses, not regular busses.
Those kids just run across in front of, behind and all around everything.
I used mine when I first got the bus, but took them off before painting and they never found their way back to the bus.....
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Old 06-16-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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I love my "bus driver mirrors" I don't know what they're really called, but that's the term i use. My bus is a significantly larger 72 passenger. I really like using those little mirrors on the front to check my blind spots, especially when changing lanes. I've angled them to provide more of a view twards the side of the bus rather than the front. They also make good "feelers" when turning and the front end is really close to some unimportant object ie: dumpster or telephone pole. The mirrors will hit the object before the bumper............so i've heard.

I don't know the law, but i can't immigine they are required for a non-commecial bus.
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Old 06-16-2004, 02:59 PM   #4
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The correct term is Crossover mirrors. At least that's what Laidlaw called them when I drove for them. I still have mine on, but I plan on taking one off each side and moving them up to just below the "West Coast" mirrors to use as blind spot mirrors.
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