67 Pa. Code § 171.1 - Applicability

(a) Scope. This chapter applies to equipment and safety requirements for school buses as provided for in 75 Pa.C.S. § 4552 (relating to general requirements for school buses) and for other vehicles transporting school children as provided for in 75 Pa.C.S. § 4553 (relating to general requirements for other vehicles transporting school children).
(b) Exemptions. School buses manufactured or converted prior to September 14, 1996, must comply with the regulations in effect at the time they were manufactured or converted, except that Subchapter G (relating to operation standards for vehicles subject to this chapter) applies to vehicles subject to this chapter regardless of the date of manufacture or conversion.
(c) FMVSS. Vehicles manufactured as school buses are required to be in compliance with FMVSS as established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 49 CFR 571 (relating to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards).
(d) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Vehicles manufactured as school buses and operating in interstate commerce are required to be in compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as established by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at 49 CFR Parts 393 and 396 (relating to parts and accessories necessary for safe operation; and inspection, repair and maintenance). See Appendix A.

Notes

67 Pa. Code § 171.1
The provisions of this § 171.1 adopted August 12, 1977, effective 8/13/1977, 7 Pa.B. 2255; amended August 4, 1978, effective 7/1/1979, 8 Pa.B. 2194; amended July 20, 1979, effective 7/21/1979, 9 Pa.B. 2401; amended March 27, 1981, effective 3/28/1981, 11 Pa.B. 1100; amended August 19, 1983, effective 8/20/1983, 13 Pa.B. 2561; readopted December 4, 1987, effective 12/5/1987, 17 Pa.B. 5052; amended September 13, 1996, effective 9/14/1996, 26 Pa.B. 4411; amended May 20, 2005, effective 5/21/2005, 35 Pa.B. 3039.

The provisions of this § 171.1 amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. §§ 4103, 4551-4553 and 6103.

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