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How many rows of seats are on a school bus?

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A conventional school bus has 13 rows of seats on each side. However, the number of rows of seats is determined by the type of vehicle being used.

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How many rows of seats are on a school bus?
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School bus manufacturers determine the maximum seating capacity of each school bus. They base the calculation according to the federal standard size of a school bus seat, which is 39 inches. Along with the calculation, the number of emergency exits and the type of school bus is also considered. The Type A school bus is much smaller and designed for kids with special needs. Type C is the conventional school bus often used and seats 72 primary school students or 41 high school students. They have 13 rows of seats on both sides with a 16-inch gap between rows. Type D school buses, which are longer versions of the Type C school bus, have 15 or more rows of two-seaters.

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