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§31-24-54  Strobe lights on school buses. –

Published: 2015

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Motor and Other vehicles


Lighting Equipment and Reflectors

SECTION 31-24-54

   § 31-24-54  Strobe lights on school buses.


All new school buses, as defined in § 31-1-3(z), shall at all times be

equipped with a rear-viewing, rear-mounted white flashing strobe light, meeting

the following requirements:

   (1) A white flashing strobe light will be installed on the

roof of a school bus; at a point not to exceed one-third (1/3) the body length

forward from the rear of the roof edge;

   (2) The strobe light will have a single clear lens emitting

light three hundred sixty (360) degrees around its vertical axis and may not

extend above the roof more than maximum legal height;

   (3) The light will not exceed nine inches (9") in height or

nine inches (9") in diameter;

   (4) A manual switch and a pilot light will be included to

indicate when light is in operation;

   (5) The strobe light will be wired to activate with the amber

alternately flashing signal lamps, continuing through the full loading or

unloading cycle, with an override switch. The strobe light shall not be

activated while the bus is moving; and

   (6) Violations of this section are subject to fines

enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2000, ch. 487, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 121; P.L. 2004, ch.

6, § 18; P.L. 2005, ch. 410, § 16; P.L. 2005, ch. 426, §