T-12, r. 17 - Regulation respecting road vehicles used for the transportation of school children

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7. A school bus shall be manufactured in such a manner that
(1)  it is not more than 12.20 m long, measured from bumper to bumper;
(2)  the length of its rear cantilever is less than one-third of its total length;
(3)  its turning radius is not more than 13 m where its wheelbase is 6,700 mm or less, and not more than 13.5 m where its wheelbase is greater than 6,700 mm;
(4)  where it is fitted with side rails, they are manufactured in one piece between the front hanger of the front spring and the rear hanger of the rear spring;
(5)  the load exerted on each axle corresponds to at least 30% of both the total loaded mass and the net mass;
(6)  if its suspension is equipped with leaf springs, it has a device preventing misalignment of the front axle in the case of breakage; and
(7)  its exhaust pipe and muffler are attached to the chassis without passing through the passenger compartment.
O.C. 285-97, s. 7.