34. A school bus shall be provided with flashing red lights, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear. Those lights shall be visible by day at a distance of not less than 150 m and shall operate at a rate of 60 to 120 cycles per minute.
Those lights shall comply with testing standard J887 entitled “School Bus Red Signal Lamps”, as reviewed in August 1987 and published by the Society of Automotive Engineers Inc., 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA 15096-001. Notwithstanding the foregoing, that standard does not apply to the aiming pads on the face of the lens or to the black encircling each light.
The beam of the flashing lights shall cover an angle of not less than
(1) 10 degrees above and 10 degrees below the central horizontal axis of the light; and
(2) 30 degrees on each side of the central longitudinal axis of the light, parallel to the longitudinal axis of the school bus.
A school bus must, in addition, be equipped with alternately flashing yellow lights to warn drivers that the bus is preparing to stop to take on or discharge school children. The lights shall be designed and installed in accordance with the provisions that apply to the flashing red lights prescribed by this section.
O.C. 285-97, s. 34; O.C. 643-2005, s. 5.