Question One: Just how big is that big yellow school bus anyway? Glad you asked. It is about as long as your average pick up truck with a standard horse trailer hitched to the back. Sorry we can't be more specific but we left our measuring tape in our other pants.
Question Two: How many young riders can you actually squeeze into that yellow bus of yours? Well, depends on which form of math you use. A shoe horn has never been needed but the bus itself is rated to hold 66 passengers. There are 22 seats, and -- according to legislative arithmetic in this part of the world, that means 3 people are allowed per seat. Guess what? It ain't gonna happen with this driver's run. The driver of this bus has 20 riders when every one is present and accounted for, meaning they each get their own seat.
Question Three: Are there seat belts? Yes, and no. The driver of this big yellow school bus has a seat belt he is required to use at all times. There are a few seats that are equipped with belts but no one is as yet legally obligated to use these belts. However, rumour has it that seat belts will soon be standard equipment on school buses in this area. The driver is confused by this, as less than two years ago the bus he was driving did have seat belts, which were removed. Go figure.
Question Four: Uh ... nothing else is in the school bus mail bag as yet. Feel free to tweet your questions to the driver: @dlr1949 . Thank you, and may all your bus trips be safe ones.