Bookmobiles Lack Anti-Crushing Device
|The status quo|
SF Weekly reporting revealed that the 27-Bryant that struck and rolled over Lai was missing an "S-1 Gard" -- a bumper-shaped hunk of polyurethane specifically designed to keep a bus' right-rear tires from crushing people. This spurred a Muni fleetwide inspection; of the agency's 801 buses, 14 were missing S-1 Gards -- a low percentage, but little solace for Lai, his wife, and seven children.
Muni also, belatedly, created written policy forbidding a bus without an S-1 Gard from being put into service.
Other city-owned buses, however, are still rolling through town sans S-1 Gards or similar anti-crushing devices: Library bookmobiles.
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|An S-1 Gard|
If San Francisco did opt to outfit its bookmobiles with S-1 Gards, it'd be the first place to do so, according to Berry.
Calls to the library have not yet been returned.