switches. Electrical cables shall be copper, rubber insulated and of sufficient length to allow operation of the lift from inside and outside of bus. Warning and Safety Devices: Safety Switch: A safety switch shall be installed at or near the service door to prevent operation of the lift except when all special service doors are open. Warning Light: A signal light, mounted near the other dashboard instruments, shall warn the driver when the ignition switch is activated and the special service doors are open or ajar, i.e., not completely closed.
Wheelchair lift-equipped school buses shall also be provided with the following: Floor Covering: The floor in the wheelchair area and the area in the lift entryway shall be smooth and free of projections. Aisle floor covering shall be the same as required in Section C: FLOOR AND FLOOR COVERING. Flooring: When plywood is used to cover existing steel floors on specially equipped buses, it shall conform to Section C: Floor and floor coverings. See Options, Section F, option #41 for marine grade plywood. Interior Lamp, Lift Compartment: The lift compartment shall have one (1) interior lamp installed in the roof panel above the center of the lift compartment; or one (1) lamp shall be installed in the roof panels on each side of the lift door to illuminate the platform entryway area. The lamp(s) shall be minimum fifteen (15) candlepower each and shall be one (1) of the examples listed in Section C LIGHTS, INTERIOR LIGHTS.
UNIVERSAL HANDICAP SYMBOLS:
School buses with wheelchair lifts shall display four Universal Handicapped Symbols in the following locations: the front and rear of the bus, and both sides below the window line. These emblems shall be white on a blue background, between six inches (6”) and twelve inches (12") in size, and shall be of a high intensity reflectorized material meeting U.S. Department of Transportation FHWAFP-85 Standards.
SECUREMENT AND RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR WHEELCHAIR/MOBILITY AID AND OCCUPANT:
For purposes of better understanding the various aspects and components of this section, the term securement or phrase securement system is used exclusively in reference to the device(s), which secure the wheelchair/mobility aid. The term restraint or phrase restraint system is used exclusively in reference to the device(s) used to restrain the occupant of the wheelchair/mobility aid. The phrase securement and restraint system is used to refer to the total system, which secures and restrains the wheelchair/ mobility aid and the
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