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Old 07-06-2018, 04:04 PM   #1
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National School Bus Yellow

I know we are legally required to change the color to anything but NSBY, but I see lots of Skoolies out there that have never been painted. Has anyone ever heard of anyone getting cited for having their bus yellow?
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:08 PM   #2
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I know we are legally required to change the color to anything but ISBY, but I see lots of Skoolies out there that have never been painted. Has anyone ever heard of anyone getting cited for having their bus yellow?
Its actually called National School Bus Chrome Yellow. Or National School Bus Glossy Yellow.
FL doesn't seem to care if you repaint or not. I've driven around in yellow buses quite a bit and they're basically invisible to most folks.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:30 PM   #3
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Its actually called National School Bus Chrome Yellow. Or National School Bus Glossy Yellow.
FL doesn't seem to care if you repaint or not. I've driven around in yellow buses quite a bit and they're basically invisible to most folks.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:36 PM   #4
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I haven't seen it talked about much, but from what I've gathered some states specifically say it's not allowed, but others don't have any laws regarding it. I have not done the research to back this up though
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:46 PM   #5
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I haven't seen it talked about much, but from what I've gathered some states specifically say it's not allowed, but others don't have any laws regarding it. I have not done the research to back this up though
I think it's a Federal thing that applies to all school buses.
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I think it's a Federal thing that applies to all school buses.
I think it may vary, but FL has its own statute-
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Add driving a yellow bus to the list of fun misdemeanors!

So many folks do it I don't think the cops must care much. Still a good idea to repaint!!
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:28 PM   #7
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i finally figured out ohio law.. if its less than 25 years old its not supposed to be yellow.. if its over 25 years old, it becomes a "classic" and can stay yellow with all original markings as long as "school bus" and the school name are covered up when driving it.... bus collectors use magentics so they can display their busses all original at shows
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I think it's a Federal thing that applies to all school buses.
I have done a fair bit of searching and have seen several references to state laws but nothing regarding Federal law.

I asked our County Sheriff who is also a retired State Patrol seargent. He told me that there is no restriction on my keeping my buses yellow.

My best understanding is that it is regulated state by state.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:49 PM   #9
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I think it may vary, but FL has its own statute-
Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes : Online Sunshine

Add driving a yellow bus to the list of fun misdemeanors!

So many folks do it I don't think the cops must care much. Still a good idea to repaint!!
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I doubt many cops even know it's a thing, let alone care about it. I imagine it would be an addition to a list of charges from a cop having a really bad day. It's like fiberglas gas tanks are not legal on a street motorcycle, but most cops don't know that.
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I had no issues here in Ohio and had 2 local cops actually tour the inside of my bus and never said anything about painting it. The laws must vary state to state.
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