School Bus Warning sign
New to our range, the School Bus Warning sign. For Australian Compliance, the School Bus sign must be reflective. Likewise, the reflectivity can be class 1 or class 2. Class 2 is being phased put by 2020, so as these are long term signs, we decided to just manufacture the class 1W Fluro stickers. Albeit, these are dearer than class 2, but longer lasting and much brighter.
School bus signs Government information
School bus to be fitted with warning signs and warning lights
All buses meeting the definition of school bus (whether entering service or already in service in
Queensland) must be fitted with the warning signs and warning lights required under the Transport
Operations (Passenger Transport) Standard 2010.
However, this does not apply to school buses that, immediately before 1 October 1999, complied with the Traffic Regulation 1962 schedule 1
section 18B as it was then in force and continue to comply with that section as though it were still in
Number and location of School Bus Warning sign
A school bus must have two warning signs, one fitted at the front of the bus and another at the rear of
the bus. The signs may be fitted on the inside or the outside of the bus but each must be visible from
outside the bus. A warning sign may be fitted on the inside of the bus only if the sign:
is as visible as; and
is the same colour as; and
is not significantly dimmer than:
it would be if it were to be fitted on the outside of the bus at the front or rear of the bus. For example,
a warning sign fitted behind a clear back window.
Content, size, shape and materials of warning signs
A warning sign on the front of a school bus must display:
the words SCHOOL BUS in capital letters at least 100 mm high; or
the required image.
A School Bus Warning sign on the rear of a school bus must display the required image
Likewise, a required image means an image of two children in the same proportions as the children in AS 1743
(Road Signs—specifications), image W6-3, with the image of the taller child at least 230 mm high.
A warning sign displaying the required image must:
be a rectangular shape: and either
o if any of the warning lights are on the warning sign, at least 550 mm wide and 400 mm high in
the vertical plane; or
o otherwise, at least 400 mm wide and 250 mm high in the vertical plane; and
have a black border; and
have black graphics; and
be coated, other than over the border or graphics, with retro-reflective material that:
o is yellow; and
o is of class 1 or 2 as described in AS 1906 (Retro-reflective Materials and Devices for Road
Traffic Control Purposes); and complies with AS 1906.