School bus reflective tape is used to make school buses safer. School bus reflective requirements are covered by FMVSS 131 & 217, as well as individual state regulations. In general, all of these regulations require marking window emergency exits and doors, as well as the length the bus. Normally an ASTM D4956 Type 5 retro reflective tape is required, or an equivalent. School bus tape is used to quickly locate exits in the event of an accident, and to light up the bus at night to oncoming traffic. Spec sheets for Oralite V59, V82, and V99 are below.
School Bus Reflective Tape is produced by different manufacturers. The spec sheets on this page is from Oralite. Others will have similar photo-metrics.
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Steven Cole (Economics, MBA – University of West Florida , Business & Innovation – Stanford University) 25 years of experience in the reflective safety business. Specializing in vehicle accident and rear end collision reduction through increased visibility.