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August 19, 2016

School Buses to Display Flashing Amber Lights

Thanks to a new regulation, newer school buses in Wisconsin are now required to be equipped with amber lights which are flashed prior to coming to a stop. (Wis. Admin. Code Trans 300.54) A Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) press release explains:
"Flashing amber lights are a signal that the school bus is preparing to stop, so drivers need to slow down, pay attention and proceed carefully. Drivers are allowed to pass a moving bus with flashing amber lights, but they should do so cautiously."
Drivers are still prohibited from passing a stopped school bus with red flashing lights (Wis. Stat. 346.48). Watch a DOT video explaining the new regulation or read a brochure for more information about school bus warning lights. 

Photo credit: By Dickelbers (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons 

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