169.442 SCHOOL BUS SIGNALS.
Subdivision 1. Signals required.
A type A, B, C, or D school bus must be equipped with at
least one stop-signal arm, prewarning flashing amber signals, and flashing red signals.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1994 c 647 art 12 s 43
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1994 c 647 art 12 s 43
Subd. 4. Optional warning system.
In addition to equipment required under subdivision
1, and notwithstanding section
, a school bus may be equipped with a driver-activated,
exterior student-control, warning system. The driver shall activate this system when the use of the
stop-signal arm and flashing red signals is required under section
169.443, subdivision 1
Subd. 5. White strobe lamps on certain buses transporting children.
169.55, subdivision 1
169.57, subdivision 3
, paragraph (b), or other law to the contrary,
a school bus that is subject to and complies with the equipment requirements of subdivision 1 and
169.441, subdivision 1
, or a Head Start bus that is not a type III bus defined in section
169.01, subdivision 6
, may be equipped with a flashing strobe lamp. The lamp may be used
only as provided in this subdivision.
(b) The lamp must be permanently mounted on the longitudinal centerline of the bus roof not
less than two feet forward of the rear roof edge.
(c) The strobe lamp may be lighted only when atmospheric conditions or terrain restrict the
visibility of school bus lamps and signals or Head Start bus lamps and signals so as to require use
of the bright strobe lamp to alert motorists to the presence of the school bus or Head Start bus. A
strobe lamp may not be lighted unless the school bus or Head Start bus is actually being used
as a school bus or Head Start bus.
History: 1991 c 277 s 4; 1994 c 603 s 6; 1994 c 647 art 12 s 16; 2004 c 294 art 2 s 19,20