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Updated Lighting Requirements for Ontario School Buses

Starting July 1, 2022, Ontario will require all school buses manufactured on or after January 1, 2005 to be equipped with four (4) overhead amber signal-lights and four (4) overhead red signal-lights. The former system in place in Ontario used red lights only. The new Eight Lamp Amber-Red Warning system uses two stages of flashing overhead signal-lights to signal that a school bus is slowing (amber lights) and stopping (red lights) to improve clarity to surrounding road users. The adoption of this system will improve student transportation and road safety and align Ontario with measures taken in all other provinces who have already adopted the Eight Lamp Amber-Red warning system. 

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For Bill 246, Safer School Buses Act, 2021 CLICK HERE

Niagara school buses are being retrofitted to comply with this new regulatory requirement.

Bus Driver Employment Opportunities

Niagara bus companies are actively recruiting, hiring and training for back to school!

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