TOLEDO, Ohio — This week, Gardian Angel is celebrating a milestone: its 21st state victory with a powerful solution to the school bus industry’s most troubling problems: illegal passing and school bus accidents.
The State of Delaware has just approved the Gardian Angel school bus lighting system. Tyler Bryan, an education associate of school transportation at the Delaware Department of Education, just told Gardian Angel, LLC. the great news.
Note: Delaware school districts can start purchasing one or two white Gardian Angel lights that shine out to each side of the bus. (Delaware does not currently allow versions of the Gardian Angel with the red flashing strobes)
Founder and inventor, Steve Gardner and his son Andrew Gardner have worked tirelessly for the last nine years proving their bus parts, and accumulating credibility among leading transportation officials and committees across the U.S. The positive effect of proactively combating stop arm violations by the Gardian Angel has already been tested, proven and documented by school transportation industry leaders nationwide.
The LED lighting system is currently available as optional equipment to school buses in the following 21 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Gardian Angel is specifically listed in manuals, such as North Carolina’s School Transportation Fleet Manual, and is also endorsed by the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation.
About the Lighting System
Gardian Angel is an exterior lighting system that easily attaches to a school bus that delivers the most advanced technologies to combat stop arm violations, and minimizes the public safety risks to student riders. This approved option also raises the bar for the current state construction standards and exceeds the current federal standards. The equipment helps reduce the rates of illegally passing incidents, helps drivers see better in the dark, decreases the unloading and loading zone injuries or fatalities, and helps prevent collisions and school bus accidents.
With the Gardian Angel, drivers can clearly see the students in darkness. The pedestrians have a lit path walking towards the bus. Traffic in front of the bus and behind it can clearly see pedestrians walking towards the school bus in darkness. This is all possible because of the 1,000-lumen white LED flood light that shines out the side of the front of the bus. The unit is aimed at the ground and automatically turns on when the red lights are activated, then turns off when the bus entrance door is closed.
Gardian Angel, LLC. reminds customers to check with state requirements for specific mounting locations, since they may vary. Delaware school districts may begin purchasing Gardian Angel’s for their fleet at https://www.gardianangelllc.com.