## How big is a school bus type C?

How many sizes of Skoolies exist?

Bus Type | Type A | Type C |
---|---|---|

Width | 93 inches | 93-96 inches |

Wheelbase | 138 inches | 149.6-276 inches |

Turning Radius | 25 ft | 23-38 ft |

Length | 13 to 17.5 ft | 20.9-38.9 ft |

**Do school buses have seat belts in Illinois?**

Although there is no state law in Illinois requiring seat belts for students, the biggest school district in the state, Chicago Public Schools, does require all of its buses to have seat belts for each student.

**What do the black stripes on a school bus mean?**

Those black stripes are there to help protect the children in the event of a collision. They are known as “rub rails” and they also stop a car that hits the side of the bus from harming the entire side of the vehicle.

### What is the length and width of a bus?

The approximate average city bus length is 14 meters, or between 35 and 45 feet. Bus width is typically between 95 and 105 inches, or 8 to 9 feet.

**Why do school buses have 3 black lines?**

The three black rails that run along the sides and back of the bus are called rub rails. Each bus has them and here’s why. First, they’re an extra layer of protection for the thin walls of a school bus. They’ll absorb the force of a collision and a car from caving in the whole side of a bus.

**What are the interior dimensions of a bus?**

Most buses are 7.5 feet wide on the interior. So, to quickly get an estimate of a bus’ square footage, use the equation [number of windows] x 2.5 x 7.5. For instance, my bus has 5 windows, so 5 x 2.5 x 7.5 = 93.75 square feet.

#### How is bus size measured?

Since most buses have an interior length of 7.5 feet and windows are usually 2.5 feet, the number of windows will determine the estimated length. If you can multiply the number of windows by 7.5 feet and by 2.5 feet, you will get the bus’s approximate square footage.