169.441 SCHOOL BUS IDENTIFICATION.
Subdivision 1. Identification and signal requirements, generally.
For purposes of sections
, school bus means a motor vehicle that is outwardly equipped and identified
as a school bus. A motor vehicle that satisfies the identification requirements of this section and
the signal equipment requirements of section
is considered outwardly equipped and
identified as a school bus.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1994 c 647 art 12 s 43
Subd. 2a. Head Start bus; color; identification.
(a) A Head Start bus is exempt from the
color requirements of this chapter.
(b) A type A, B, C, or D Head Start bus must bear on its front and rear a plainly visible sign
containing the words "Head Start bus" in letters at least eight inches in height.
Subd. 3. Sign on bus; application of other law.
169.443, subdivision 2
169.444, subdivisions 1, 4, and 5
, apply only if the school bus bears on its front and rear a plainly
visible sign containing the words "school bus" in letters at least eight inches in height.
Except as provided in section
169.443, subdivision 8
, the sign must be removed or covered
when the vehicle is being used as other than a school bus.
Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 9 art 10 s 14
Subd. 5. Optional markings; rules.
A school district may elect to show on the front and rear
of the school buses that it owns or contracts for, a plainly visible, summary message explaining
169.444, subdivisions 1 and 2
. If the school district elects to display the message, it must
conform with the rules of the commissioner of public safety. The commissioner shall adopt rules
governing the size, type, design, display, and content of the summary message that may be shown.
History: 1991 c 277 s 3; 1992 c 516 s 1; 1994 c 603 s 4,5; 1994 c 647 art 12 s 15; 1Sp1995
c 3 art 16 s 13; 1996 c 398 s 55; 1Sp2003 c 9 art 10 s 13