School Bus Lighting allowed in 21st State of Delaware
Gardian Angel is celebrating a milestone: their 21st state victory with a powerful solution to the school bus industry’s most troubling problems: illegal passing and school bus crashes.
The State of Delaware has just approved the Gardian Angel® school bus lighting system. Tyler Bryan , Education Associate School Transportation Delaware Department of Education just told Gardian Angel, LLC the great news.
***Important to note: Delaware school districts can start purchasing one or two white Gardian Angel lights that shine out to each side of the of the bus. (Delaware does not currently allow versions of the Gardian Angel with the red flashing strobes)
Founder and Inventor, Steve Gardner and his son Andrew Gardner have worked tirelessly for the last 9 years proving their bus parts and accumulating credibility among leading transportation officials and committees across the U.S. The positive effect of proactively combating stop arm violations by the Gardian Angel® has already been tested, proven, and documented by school transportation industry leaders across the Nation. The Gardner’s have received the honor of having the LED lighting system currently available as optional equipment to school buses in the following 21 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Gardian Angel® is specifically listed in manuals such as North Carolina’s School Transportation Fleet Manual and is also endorsed by the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation.
Delaware is the 45th Most Deadly State for school bus accidents ever recorded with 2 children fatalities in the loading/ unloading areas "danger zone" of a school bus. These fatalities occurred in 1991 and again in 1996. To see how deadly your state is watch the video above.
Gardian Angel® is an exterior lighting system that easily attaches to a school bus that delivers the most advanced technologies to combat stop arm violations and minimizes the public safety risks to students who rely upon school transportation. This approved option also raises the bar for the current state construction standards as well as exceeds the current Federal Standards. This school bus safety feature is meant to reduce the rates of illegally passing incidents, as well as to help the driver see better in dark, decrease the unloading and loading zone injures and/or fatalities, and aids in the prevention of possible collisions and school bus accidents.
With the Gardian Angel® school bus lighting, drivers can clearly see the students in darkness. The pedestrians have a lit path walking towards the bus and traffic in front of bus and behind the bus can clearly see pedestrians walking towards the school bus in darkness. This is all possible because of the 1,000 lumen white LED flood light which shines out the side of the front of the bus. The safety feature is aimed at the ground, automatically turns on when the red lights are activated, and turn off when the entrance door of the bus is closed.
Gardian Angel, LLC reminds customers to check with state requirements for specific mounting locations as they may vary. Delaware school districts may begin purchasing Gardian Angel’s for their fleet at https://www.gardianangelllc.com