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  • Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles 1999 Rule 31001

    Part 1 Rule requirements..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 Section 1 Application.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 1.1 Title.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 1.2 Scope of the rule..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 1.3 Date when rule comes into force.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 1.4 Certification.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 1.5 Application of rule provisions.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 1.6 Exceptions...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 1.7 Reference to vehicle standards............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 Section 2 Entrance and exit..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 2.1 Doorways.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 2.2 Doors and their operation....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4 2.3 Entry and exit steps and ramps............................................................................................................................................................................................................................4 2.4 Additional provisions for heavy passenger service vehicles...............................................................................................................................................................................4 Section 3 Aisles...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5 3.1 Aisle space...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5 3.2 Aisle steps and ramps..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5 3.3 Passenger service vehicles whose Certificates of Loading allow standing passengers......................................................................................................................................6 3.4 Passenger service vehicles whose Certificates of Loading do not allow standing passengers...........................................................................................................................6 Section 4 Seating............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................7 4.1 Passenger seats....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................7 4.2 Folding seats........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 4.3 Driver's seat and access to controls.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 4.4 Vision from the driving position.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 4.5 Alternative provisions for dedicated primary and intermediate-school buses....................................................................................................................................................9 Section 5 Emergency exits............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9 5.1 Emergency exits..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9 5.2 Location and number of emergency exits...........................................................................................................................................................................................................9 5.3 Signs....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9 5.4 Design and construction of dedicated emergency exits....................................................................................................................................................................................10 5.5 Size of dedicated emergency exits....................................................................................................................................................................................................................10 5.6 Internal access to dedicated emergency exits....................................................................................................................................................................................................10 Section 6 Safety design features and loading..........................................................................................................................................................................................................11 6.1 Body requirements............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................11 6.2 Fire fighting and protection against fire............................................................................................................................................................................................................11 6.3 Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning..........................................................................................................................................................................................................12 6.4 Electrical voltages up to and including 32 volts AC or 115 volts DC..............................................................................................................................................................13 6.5 Electrical voltages more than 32 volts AC or 115 volts DC.............................................................................................................................................................................13 6.6 Loading.................................................................................................................................................................................................................