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Help requested posted on 1st October 2018:

Conspicuity of School Buses

We are wondering if anyone is using anything to improve the conspicuity of school buses. Both permenant measures and something that is removable when buses are outwith school service.

Ross Bartlett

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Response posted on 2nd October 2018 by:
Roly Hermans

E: roland.hermans@police.govt.nz
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Conspicuity of School Buses

In New Zealand we use removable 'School Bus' signs like this one: https://safetysign.co.nz/shop/cyocs31-magnetic-school-bus-sign/

Picture of bus with sign attached: https://images.newsie.co.nz/images/thewanakasun/685-school-bus.jpg


Response posted on 11th October 2018 by:
Derek C Donald

E: d.c.donald@btinternet.com
T: 01463792154

Conspicuity of School Buses

The following is a document issued by Transport Scotland. Page 11 deals with Conspicuity of |School Buses. https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/6116/improving_school_transport_safety_-_guide_-_final.pdf


Response posted on 11th October 2018 by:
Derek C Donald

E: d.c.donald@btinternet.com
T: 01463792154

Conspicuity of School Buses

Further to my previous please refer to
The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 1994
this makes it a legal requirement for previous mentioned signs to be affixed to any bus carrying school pupils.


Response posted on 12th October 2018 by:
Richie Fraser

E: richie.fraser@aecom.com
T:

Conspicuity of School Buses

Aberdeenshire Council carried out a significant amount of work on this, including trials of higher visibility, new school bus signs that could easily be removed when not operating as school buses. The signs have subsequently been rolled out to their vehicles. I presented on the findings and would be happy to put you in touch with appropriate contacts if this would be useful.

Regards,
Richie


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