The local government of Lecong Town, in Guangdong Province, southern China has purchased six "super school buses" that were manufactured in line with American standards; they cost 2,400,000 yuan ($365,760) in total, the Southern Metropolis Daily reports.
The school bus manufacturer in central China say the six buses were made strictly in accordance with the standards of American-made school buses, both in appearance and performance.
The school bus has a classic appearance. It is painted yellow and the bus body is mounted on a cowled medium-duty truck chassis and contains a stop signal arm that uses flashing red lights. The bus has a "long nose" which protrudes forward 1.5 meters, and is designed to absorb the force in a crash so as to provide protection in a head-on collision.
The bus contains 50 seats-47 students' seats, two guardians' and one driver's seat. All seats are equipped with seat belts. The windows are of the closed push-pull design to stop students opening the windows during the trip. In addition to the entry door, all school buses have two emergency exits located in the roof, which can be opened by the use of quick-release latches, the report says.