TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
SUBCHAPTER e: TRAFFIC SAFETY (EXCEPT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS)
PART 445 INSPECTION PROCEDURES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL BUSES
SECTION 445.30 STANDARDS OF CONSTRUCTION
Section 445.30 Standards of Construction
a) "Shall" and "must" are used in the imperative sense. "Shall" imposes an obligation to act. "Must" defines a condition that is to be satisfied. "May" allows permissiveness under terms specified in the standards. "Will" indicates intention, promise or willingness.
b) Words imparting the masculine gender include the feminine.
c) Changes in the administration of the State school bus inspection program and changes to federal and State law have caused the purchase or manufacture date of school buses to be critical in the application of these regulations. The effective dates for some of these standards will vary.
1) Exemptions to some standards are provided for school buses purchased prior to September 1974, the effective date of the Department's "Vehicle Inspection Stations Governing School Buses."
2) Exemptions to some standards are provided for school buses manufactured prior to March 1977, the date of the Department's Order "Minimum Safety Standards for Construction of Type I School Buses."
3) Exemptions are provided for Type II school buses manufactured prior to October 1978, the date of the Department's Order "Minimum Safety Standards for Construction of Type II School Buses."
4) Some standards are identified with other effective dates. These standards are applicable to all school buses manufactured or purchased after the identified date or during the time frame specified.