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 Driver Visibility


A view looking out the windshield from the driver's area of a Crown Supercoach.

The first thing school bus drivers notice and admire about the Crown Supercoach, is the exceptional driver visibility. Crown's standard flat windshield, of Solex shatter-proof tinted plate glass provides a full 2440 square inches of glass area — considerably more visibility than that offered by most school buses. Crown also offers as an option, a larger two-piece curved windshield that measures 91 inches across and 30 inches in height, for a total glass area of 2730 square inches.

On the driver's left, the windshield blends into the extra large intercity type driver's window. On the right side, are the two large one-piece windows of the Crown safety entrance door - giving the the driver maximum visibility to both sides and a major safety advantage when approaching a loading zone, and at intersections or railroad crossings.

To maintain safe visibility while driving in the inclement weather, Crown provides extra-heavy duty bottom mounted windshield wipers, with variable speed control and with the washer spray nozzle located in the wiper arm at the center point of the wiper blade. Crown's defrosting system is the finest available, with ample capacity to keep the windshield clear at all times.

An extra large 36" rear view mirror, a 32" sun visor and a special outside rear view mirror system, are addition visibility features that help make the Crown Supercoach the safest school coach available and the unanimous choice of safety oriented school bus drivers.

An illustration showing the difference in view points between a Crown Supercoach and a regular conventional-style school bus.

The driver of a Crown transit is seated high and close to the extra-large windshield. He can see a small child within three feet of the front bumper and he has safe lateral visibility when entering a blind intersection. Unfortunately, all school bus designs do not permit this kind of visibility.

An illustration showing the view a bus driver has of an intersection from a Crown Supercoach compared to a conventional-style school bus.

Blind intersections are a major cause of accidents. The illustration below shows the life-saving visibility advantage of the Crown transit over the conventional type.

The view a bus driver has through the Crown Panic Safety Door.

. . . On the right side, are the two large one-piece windows of the Crown safety entrance door - giving the driver maximum visibility to both sides and a major safety advantage when approaching a loading zone, and at intersections or railroad crossings.

The information and pictures posted on this page were taken from the brochure "CROWN Supercoach . . . The Ultimate in Safety and Economy."