11.19.03.04

.04 Bumpers.

A. A front bumper shall be provided, and shall:

(1) Be painted black;

(2) Extend to protect the outer edges of the fenders;

(3) Be of sufficient strength to permit pushing another vehicle of comparable weight without permanent deformation; and

(4) Be located at a height of between 14 inches and 18 inches when measured from the bottom edge of the bumper to the level surface on which the unloaded bus stands.

B. A rear bumper shall be provided by the body manufacturer and it shall:

(1) Have at least a 7-inch face;

(2) Be at least 3/16 inch thick steel, or equivalent material;

(3) Be attached directly to the chassis frame with provisions for easy removal;

(4) Be constructed so as to prevent hitching to or riding on it;

(5) Be of sufficient strength to permit the vehicle to be pushed by another vehicle without permanent distortion;

(6) Extend at least 1 inch beyond the rearmost part of the body surface measured at the floor line;

(7) Be painted black; and

(8) Be located at a height of between 14 inches and 18 inches from the bottom edge to the level surface upon which the unloaded vehicle stands.