07/29/09 - posted by W. M.
If I remember correctly, at one time (early 70's?) as I recall, MUNI installed heavy rubber water-filled bumpers on the buses to increase protection against "fender benders" that were designed to minimize damage to vehicles resulting by an accident. Supposedly an impact of up to 25 MPH would result in minimal or no damage to any vehicle struck by a bus. Is my ever-failing memory correct here? I don't remember these bumpers on streetcars though.
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