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Shining the Light on Safety Te following comments pertain to the latest School Transportation News

survey regarding the topic of safety. When it comes to providing securement for everyone on the yellow bus, there are many areas that require a special- ized focus, especially the use of lights. Read more about safety survey on Trends page 18 and LEDs on page 28.

“LED lights are much brighter and it tends to get people’s attention. Some people tend just stare at the lights because of the strobing effect. We have seen a big difference since getting the LED lights as it has cut back on red light runners.” –Mervin Hence, Director of Transportation New Kent (Va.) County Public Schools

“Other districts have offered observations on the improved visibility, especially during the day, of the LEDs along with longer life. I have also per- sonally noticed the better performance on our new buses as we order them with LEDs equipped.” –Glenn Sykes, Director of Transportation Alamosa (Colo.) School District

“Te buses that I inherited have incandescent lights. We must clean or

replace light lenses to keep them well lit. Tis takes time and money. Te LEDs are brighter with little to no maintenance.” –Eric Kissel, Director of Transportation Laveen (Ariz.) Elementary School District

“Visibility on those buses with LEDs has aided in the reduction of red lights passes and visibility of our school buses when the lights are flashing. Te LED and flashing lights aide in a driver observing these warning lights in all conditions and from a greater distance.” –Adam Mayo, Director of Transportation Maine School Administrative District No.75

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