Motor Vehicles

Operation and Equipment

CHAPTER 43. Equipment and Construction of Vehicles

Subchapter III. School Buses

§ 4361. Skid chains and snow tires; penalty.

When the highways are covered with snow or ice, the operator of any school bus shall not transport school children upon any of the highways of this State unless all rear wheels are equipped with tires having treads designed for use in snow, which tires must be in such condition as to serve the purpose for which they are designed. Any person violating this section shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $100, or imprisoned not more than 10 days or both.

43 Del. Laws, c. 192, §§  1, 2;  21 Del. C. 1953, §  4363;  49 Del. Laws, c. 24077 Del. Laws, c. 312, §  6

§ 4362-4365. Markings; color and size; flashing lamps; stop signal device [Repealed].

Repealed by 77 Del. Laws, c. 312, § 7, effective June 28, 2010.

§ 4366. Communication devices.

Every school bus being used for the transportation of children shall be equipped with a radio or telephonic communication device that will allow the driver of the bus to call for or receive calls for assistance in the event of an emergency. All costs associated with the purchase of communication devices and if applicable, the associated line charges, will be the responsibility of the State. All costs for use of communication devices for non 911 communications shall be the responsibility of the school district. Notwithstanding the above, any school district shall be free to absorb any such costs to its own account.

70 Del. Laws, c. 508, §  174 Del. Laws, c. 274, §  1

§ 4367. Air conditioning.

(a) School buses used to transport special education students that have a medical need for air conditioning (specified by a physician), and that go to a special education school may be air conditioned.

(b) Internal ceiling-mounted air conditioning units mounted above the seats within the head protection zone or at the rear of the bus shall be padded with materials meeting FMVSS 302 and FMVSS 222 requirements.

71 Del. Laws, c. 354, §  377