How to Share the Road With School Buses

2017-08-31

School buses with bus air conditioner units are commonly used to carry students to and from school, school functions and sports events. They are large and they stop frequently, so they can be frustrating to follow. However, they serve an important function and so require that drivers obey extra laws when they are near school buses. When you drive next to or behind a school bus, you should be extremely cautious, anticipate signs and stops and try to be an exemplary driver. Thanks to extra safety precautions, children are approximately 2,000 times safer from accidents riding a school bus than being driven to school in a car. These school bus tips will help you follow the rules of the road and avoid specific dangers associated with school buses. And today Guchen Thermo Company will tell you how to share the road with school buses.


Step 1: Be patient. 
Try to understand that safety is the most important concern for any school bus driver. Take a deep breath, consider the passengers on the bus and try to avoid anger or frustration that can lead to poor driving.

Step 2: Be defensive, not aggressive when driving around school buses. 
Try to anticipate dangerous situations, stops and other drivers' mistakes when you are driving near or with children. School buses with bus air conditioning system have fewer accidents than standard vehicles, largely in part to the bus drivers' training in defensive driving.

Step 3: Anticipate stops. 
School buses with bus air conditioner units stop frequently. They usually stop at all marked stop or yield signs and railroad crossings. They also stop to unload and load.

Step 4: Keep a safe distance from the back of a school bus. 
Keep at least 10 feet (3 m) between you and the school bus that equipped with a rooftop mounted ac units for school bus at all times, to allow for stops. Watch the bus' brake lights to ensure you start to brake immediately when necessary.

Guchen Industry can supply the PFD-IB rooftop mounted ac units for school bus, this types of bus air conditioning system can increase heat dissipation effect, avoid temperature is too high to burn out spare parts, and prolong the devices service life. Especially it is suitable for the rainy and town road is muddy, and customers won’t worry about that the mud block radiator. 

Also with 16.3 KW cooling capacity, this rooftop mounted ac units for school bus is greatly suitable for 6-7 meter school bus, and the variable air flow adjustment ensure have a comfort interior climate, which relieving the stress of student during on the way home from school.

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PHOTO: PFD-IB bus air conditioner units installed on a school bus in Malesia.

Step 5: If necessary, stop and wait while a school bus with bus air conditioning system is loading or unloading. 

If the school bus with bus air conditioning system has red flashing lights and/or an extended stop sign, this means it is loading or unloading children. If it has yellow flashing lights, it indicates that it is slowing down in order to stop. Most school bus related fatalities occur when drivers attempt to pass a school bus with rooftop mounted electric ac units for bus illegally. Consider if the consequences of passing a stopped or slow school bus are worth the risk of death.

Step 6: Do not pass a school bus while driving, unless there is plenty of room in another lane and you have full visibility. 
Passing on the left is permitted in multiple lane roadways. Ensure there are no warning lights and check all mirrors repeatedly, because putting your own car in danger also endangers children.

Do not pass school buses on the right hand side. This is where all loading and unloading happens. 

Step 7: Understand that school buses have large blind spots. 
Although they have big mirrors, they may not be able to see you clearly. Slow down and allow the bus with air conditioning system for electric bus to switch lanes if the bus begins to flash its blinkers.

Step 8: Begin driving again when the flashing lights are turned off and the mechanical stop sign arm is retracted. 
Start with a slow speed and maintain your distance. Keep in mind that most school zones have a speed limit of approximately 15 mph (24 km/h).

Step 9: Pay attention to bus driver hand signals. 
Watch for hand motions from the left driver's window. If the driver expects to stop for an extended period of time, there may be hand signals telling you to go around the bus on the left very carefully.

Step 10: Stop before the crosswalk lines at all crosswalks around a school bus stop. 
Driving around school buses means there are usually more pedestrians. Stop signs should be anticipated and heeded, especially when a school bus with full electric bus air conditioner has loaded or unloaded students.

Step 11: Recognize that children are unpredictable. 
They may not understand the safety concerns associated with walking and picking up dropped items near crosswalks and cars. Always look out very carefully before beginning to move through traffic behind a school bus.

Guchen Company ES-04 full electric bus air conditioner is suitable for 7-8.5m buses, which its cooling capacity can reach to 21KW. Also customers can use DC450-700V voltage for this air conditioning system for electric bus. And ES-04 full electric bus conditioner units can be equipped with 20KW heating capacity to meet the demands in winter. 

full electric bus air conditioner units
PHOTO: ES-04 air conditioning system for electric bus installed on the electric city bus in Zhengzhou.