OUR IMPACT ON STOP ARM VIOLATIONS
First Light’s Illuminated School Bus Sign and Fully Illuminated Stop Arm greatly reduce illegal passings by improving motorists’
recognition and reaction as they approach a stopped school bus. Visit our efficacy study page to see the data in your state.
RESULTS FROM REPORTING SCHOOLS
(ALL ROADS, WEATHER,
DAY OR NIGHT)
TWO-LANE ROADS, ALL TIMES OF DAY
Last Updated May 2023
WITH MORE THAN 43 MILLION STOP ARM VIOLATIONS IN 2023...
WHAT DO YOU WANT ON THE SCHOOL BUS
KEEPING YOUR KIDS SAFE?
DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF
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DATA FROM REPORTING SCHOOLS
See how we impacted safety in your state, and find out how we collected the data from vehicles that illegally passed stopped school buses before and after they installed our products.
DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
THESE SCHOOLS HAVE FIRST LIGHT’S PRODUCTS ON THEIR SCHOOL BUSES AND
HAVE SEEN FIRST-HAND THE IMPROVEMENT IN STUDENT SAFETY
Our drivers have observed that people are now slowing down and noticing buses from a much greater distance due to the presence of Fully Illuminated Stop Arms and Illuminated School Bus signs.
Christopher BurkeMerrimack Valley School District—New Hampshire
We have tested the product on 1 bus that was having major issues at one intersection and following the installation of the safety products from First Light the decrease in red stop sign runs was almos...Read More
Kimberly DeHavenEnglewood Schools - Colorado
I am thrilled with the Illuminated School Bus Sign! Since our buses were equipped with this innovative solution, we have seen a remarkable improvement in motorists' compliance with stopping for our sc...Read More
Shanquil FennellVictoria Independent School District - Texas
The illuminated signs have been one of the best advances for the school bus industry in years! Many motorists have become very complacent with the yellow school bus, and adding the First Light illumin...Read More
Anthony ShieldSan Marcos CISD - Texas
People see you coming from a distance. The brightness of the Illuminated School Bus Sign and Fully Illuminated Stop Arm works well in fog and inclement weather. These signs keep people alert that a sc...Read More
Dexter BeverUpshur County Schools - West Virginia
They (ISBS) sure work well and let others know it is a school bus. Nice to have when routes start in the dark and end in the dark, it's nice to know we can be seen. Great products.
Stephen JanesPark County School District #1 - Wyoming
We have a lot of industrial traffic; the Illuminated School Bus from First Light Safety helps to ensure motorists do not mistake our School Buses for any other vehicle. We are impressed with the quali...Read More
Manuel CamposSomerset Independent School District – Texas
We are located close to the border and have a high volume of traffic from 18-wheelers. I have heard from the truck drivers that they see our school buses ahead of time thanks to the ISBS. In fog and e...Read More
Nancy L MartinezSan Benito Consolidated Independent School District - Texas
Install was easy. It helps the motorists see our school bus at a greater distance, especially on our highway route.
Richard WaymanPrinceton Independent School District - Texas
In a growing district like ours with more and more traffic, we needed something more eye-catching, and this is it! On our rural routes, the Illuminated School Bus Sign and Fully Illuminated Stop Arm a...Read More
Victor QuintanillaPottsboro Independent School District - Texas
Everyone stops for my bus. Vehicles on both sides of the road stop, and it didn’t use to be that way.
The installation was easier than expected, and our team was blown away when we saw the sign lit up for the first time. We are looking forward to equipping all of the buses in our fleet and providing a...Read More
Joe BrinkerMarshall Independent School District – Texas
We are happy to have our new buses arriving with the First Light Safety Products Illuminated School Bus Sign. The added safety, particularly in bad weather and early routes, is very apparent.
Kevin KreitzMagnolia Independent School District – Texas
The new Illuminated School Bus Signs and Fully Illuminated Stop Arms help make our buses more visible, especially in inclement weather conditions. And with our main concern being the safety of the stu...Read More
Darrell GouldUpshur County Schools - West Virginia
My top priority is the safety of our students. Thank you to First Light for lighting the way for our students with the SAFEST and BRIGHTEST Stop Arm on the market. We need all schools to work togeth...Read More
Patrick CardozaKaufman Independent School District - Texas
The signs are great and really stand out at night. The difference is amazing!
Ann HattonDel Valle Independent School District - Texas
I pass several of my buses on the way to the office every morning, a few of the buses have First Light's signs, and a few do not, and the buses that do are so much more obvious than the others. You ca...Read More
Cody CoxCleveland Independent School District - Texas
We decided to implement the new Fully Illuminated Stop Arms from First Light Safety Products to alert oncoming motorists from the furthest distance possible. After installing the Stop Arms, we will ad...Read More
David HannaCarrollton - Farmers Branch Independent School District - Texas
They stand out. It's eye-catching. Especially in the morning, everyone's in a hurry to get to work, but when you see that bright yellow light or those bright flashing lights, it's a reminder, okay, I ...Read More
Kathleen SmithNorth East Independent School District - Texas
We put out new bus in the Christmas Parade tonight and we showed off our First Light signs! In the last 25 years this is one of the best products I have seen implemented for school buses.
Joseph ReeseBridge City Independent School District - Texas
At Boerne ISD, we are passionate about our student safety and are constantly on the lookout for innovations that enhance our operations. The Fully Illuminated Stop Arm from First Light Safety Products...Read More
John RamirezBoerne Independent School District - Texas
It looks good. It will be a big help on the highway in the morning where that route goes. There is no lighting on that stretch of highway, so the more light, the better.
Edward W ForbesAngleton Independent School District - Texas
The Fully Illuminated Stop Arms are very attention-grabbing and easy to install! Seeing them lit up in the morning is like watching a parade of lights. We have added them to 44 of our special needs bu...Read More
Thomas ClementAlvin Independent School District - Texas
Student safety is always a top priority here at Abilene ISD. The Fully Illuminated Stop Arm and Illuminated School Bus Sign offered by First Light Safety Products are the next steps for School Bus Saf...Read More
Bruce NeilAbilene Independent School District - Texas
In our weather that's foggy, rainy, and dark during most of the school year, these Fully Illuminated Stop Arms really stick out and are much more visible than the old stickers and lights we used to us...Read More
Jaiver DavenportSherwood School District – Oregon
Love seeing the advancements in technology that clearly improves school bus safety. The ease of install was a pleasant surprise.
Charles GordonMetro Technology Centers - Oklahoma
I just got two buses delivered with your lights, and we LOVE them!
Austin GillhamGrove Public SD - Oklahoma
The illumination of First Light Safety’s School Bus sign has been a big help in getting drivers to recognize an approaching school bus from further distances. This has been a big help in safeguardin...Read More
Garret HensonEdmond Public Schools - Oklahoma
I love the new stop arm. I have a rural route with no street lights, and I have a stop on a dangerous curve, and the stop arm is so bright. The whole thing illuminates and really stands out, even the ...Read More
LydiaBixby Public Schools - Oklahoma
When we switched over to the FISA, the drivers noticed an immediate stopping of stop-arm violations. Before the FISA we used to have 2-3 stop-arm violations a week in the early mornings, now we are ha...Read More
Tommy BroylesWashington Local School District - Ohio
Drivers that have our signs on the buses are saying: "They help out with driver safety and visibility."
Kim NadolnyTipp City Exempted Village Schools - Ohio
We're a rural district with four heavily travelled state highways, two heavily travelled federal highways, and regular fog. I'm always looking at new ideas to help grab motorists' attention. We run th...Read More
Patrick SmithIndian Lake Schools - Ohio
The illuminated stop sign and school bus sign were added to 2 of our buses with the highest number of stop arm violations. The buses we chose not only experienced the highest number of stop arm violat...Read More
Uriah ParkerHarnett County Schools - North Carolina
The drivers and I are really impressed with how bright they are. I can tell a new bus from the old bus from far away. It's night and day.
James DarkWest Genesee Central School District - New York
I really notice the difference - you can see and read the school bus sign a 1/2 mile away. If you don't know it's a school bus there is something wrong.
David SaundersWellsville Central School District - New York
Not only does the Illuminated School Bus Sign greatly increase visibility in lower light conditions, but it has also increased the safety of the bus driver and the students along with everyone else in...Read More
Brandon BaileyUpshur County Schools - West Virginia
Love the design behind the First Light Destination Sign and Stop Sign… First Light takes current technology and applies it to student safety, thus doing everything possible to ensure a safe crossing...Read More
Andrew KrokowskiSouth Lewis Central School District - New York
This definitely changes the equation, now there is no way any motorist can tell any traffic court judge anywhere that they did not see the school bus. This is such an unbelievable upgrade for the safe...Read More
Peter TunnySouth Colonie Central School District - New York
These signs are a game changer when it comes to seeing school buses in darkness as well as daylight!
Jeff WainwrightSaratoga Springs City School District - New York
Great Product!! It makes the bus more visible. Drivers are telling me the ISBS provides more light, making it easier to see when picking up the kids. Will order the stop arm and destination in all new...Read More
Eric TaylorPoland Central School District - New York
It's been much better with the signs. None of this, 1 bulb or 2 bulbs are out. Either the ISBS sign is on or it's off. "In the dusk, you know without a shadow of a doubt that it's a school bus.
Anthony QuarantaOwego Apalachin Central School District - New York
I think your product is great. It really makes our buses stand out. I have already ordered our new buses with the school bus sign and stop sign.
Brooks McQuinnMalone Central School District - New York
I think it's a great product, it's noticeable from quite a distance. Since we've put it on the bus, we haven't heard anything from the bus drivers having stop arm violations. The drivers have said not...Read More
Aaron CooperHudson Falls Central School District - New York
Since the first day it was put on, it has brought a significant amount of attention to the bus. People are drawn to it by how visible it is. It doesn’t matter if it is daylight or at night, it stick...Read More
Jason JohnsonHorseheads Central School District - New York
First Light’s signs make all other signs look inferior. This was one of the best decisions we made to put these signs on our buses.
Lorna SimchikHamilton Central School District - New York
It has been very well received, and not a problem for the mechanics.
Theresa AlizadehGrand Island Central School District - New York
The signs are like eye candy and they scream out safety.
Laura AmadoFairport Central School District - New York
The brightness is amazing, well worth the money for the added safety that these items bring.
Kevin SpringerDeruyter Central School District
I love how bright they are. And wow what a difference it makes when you see two buses together when one has the signs and one doesn't.
Kari TurnerDepew Union Free School District - New York
As a mechanic for my school district, I think your products are superior in many ways. In central New York these signs get very dirty and yours stay highly visible. Very few problems requiring repairs...Read More
With First Light's FISA, stop arm violations have stayed low in comparison to the year prior. We are a month and a half into school, and just last week, we had our first violation on a First Light bus...Read More
Derek OrtizBath Central School District - New York
The signs work great and we don't have to mess with it.
Daniel McNamaraArlington Central School District - New York
Anyone concerned about safety needs these signs. They draw your attention to where it needs to be.
Billy HuishFarmington Municipal Schools - New Mexico
The visibility is impressive. With Howell being 65 square miles and very rural, this is a great product for drivers to see the bus in the early mornings and winter evenings. We have partnered with the...Read More
Tara VazquezHowell Township Public Schools - New Jersey
I have the illuminated school bus sign on the front and rear of 1 bus. I like the extra added safety I feel it provides. I would order any/all new buses with this product.
Kelly KnappWashoe County SD - Nevada
I noticed that when driving down a country road and following a commercial vehicle, you're not sure what it is because they all have similar lights up top. You come up behind, thinking it's a school b...Read More
Pete BucholtzGrand Ledge Public Schools
“The First Light Safety Products Illuminated School Bus Sign makes our new buses pop. We are happy to be a district that leads the charge in Southern Louisiana for technology that makes School Bus o...Read More
Charles SellersCalcasieu Parish School Board - Louisiana
From the very beginning, I saw an instant change in traffic flow. They are slowing down sooner. They are stopping sooner and holding further back when they stop so there’s more room between them, th...Read More
Mardelle MenzieWarsaw Community Schools - Indiana
With the illuminated school bus sign, in the front and the rear, there is no question what kind of vehicle is on the road. This is extremely helpful to other drivers on the road, to immediately determ...Read More
AnonymousWa-Nee Community Schools - Indiana
In Indiana in 2018, a driver struck and killed three children, all siblings, crossing the road early in the morning at a bus stop. Another child was struck, sustaining serious injuries. The driver cla...Read More
Steve LakeSouthwest Allen County Schools - Indiana
The stop arms install was very easy just like the signs I have installed for years!
Randy MathiasPrairie Grove School District - Arkansas
"With the lit-up signs, you know that it is a school bus coming down the road".
Dr. James HannaRossville Consolidated School - Indiana
"Thank you for what you are doing to keep our kiddos safe!"
Angie TomlinsonRensselaer Central Schools Corporation - Indiana
“Stop arm cameras are great; we have a few buses equipped with them, and we have a system in place that tickets the drivers for violating the law. But I want the cars to STOP for the school bus when...Read More
Melissa DeakMiddlebury Community Schools - Indiana
Since installing the signs and stop arms, we have not had one stop arm violation. The increased visibility is a dramatic change to the industry standard reflective decal.
Mark FickWarsaw Community Schools - Indiana
“These are a great addition to making our school buses as visible as possible on the roadway. Our stop arm cameras are excellent in capturing people who pass our stopped bus, however they are reacti...Read More
David BowmanLakeland School Corporation - Indiana
“I wanted something that would bring more immediate attention to students loading and unloading a school bus. The Fully Illuminated Stop Arm from First Light Safety Products does just that for us. I...Read More
Zach McKinneyHamilton Southeastern Schools - Indiana
The install was very easy!
Shane McBrideArkadelphia Public Schools – Arkansas
"Illumination is fantastic. Bright and adds to the safety of the bus. Once the drivers started to see the FISA installed on new buses they were asking why can't I have one too? "
Diana MikelskiTownship HSD 211 - Illinois
We know these signs are noticed. I actually get calls from motorist and parents complimenting the new technology. Any call that is not a complaint is a good call!
Amy RosaWa-Nee Community Schools - Indiana
They were easy to install, and our drivers love them. It makes a huge difference in the morning because it’s so much brighter than what we were using before.
Todd MelchiorNorwalk-La Mirada Unified SD – California
Palmdale School District is excited to be one of the first in California to adopt the First Light Safety Products Fully Illuminated Stop Arm! With over 26 million students transported daily via school...Read More
Francisco PadillaPalmdale School District - California
The Harrison Transportation Department would like to give a big thank you to First Light Safety for providing us with illuminated school bus signs for the front and rear of our buses. These signs ...Read More
The Harrison Transportation DepartmentHarrison Public Schools - Arkansas
We placed the signs on the #1 problem route and the driver has commented that people pay more attention and it is eye-grabbing.
Lockert ChambersPrairie Grove School District - Arkansas
First Light’s Products have been the best upgrade to school bus safety that I have ever seen. Putting these signs on school buses is a no-brainer.
Marcus EarlyGulf Shores City Schools - Alabama
The clarity of the signs is remarkable. There is no doubt that you are coming up on a School Bus now no matter what the weather conditions.
Dwayne VandiverNoblesville Schools - Indiana
Bus 46 was getting his reds run to 6 times every morning. After we installed your stop sign three weeks ago, he had zero reds run. This has been a big stress relief for him. Bus 48 was getting her red...Read More
Tommy BroylesWashington Local School District - Ohio
With a fleet of nearly 1K school buses, we have several early morning routes. With the crazy weather in the South, First Light Safety Products solutions help ensure a safer ride for our kids. We will ...Read More
Trey StowFulton County Schools - Georgia
We know your products are working on our school buses. We are getting more cars to stop for our school buses than ever before on one of our major roads in Muskegon County. Community members have comme...Read More
Jake HuntOakridge Public Schools - Michigan
We pride ourselves on having the safest buses possible, and that is always one of our main goals. We are excited to implement the Illuminated School Bus Signs and Fully Illuminated Stop Arms from Firs...Read More
Ernie BrownCherokee County School District - Georgia
What we’ve learned since installing these signs is that they are definitely brighter in low light conditions and even local law enforcement has commented on how much more visible the school bus is. ...Read More
Matt SummersGreen Forest School District - Arkansas
I am happy to say how impressed I am by these signs; they are a great product that greatly improves the bus being seen, which is exactly what I was looking for. My 35-year mechanic was skeptical, he i...Read More
Eric KisselLaveen School District – Arizona
I was very impressed with your signs when I first saw them. They stand out in day and dim light situations. The signs are made with heavy duty quality materials and the fact that you incorporated LE...Read More
Jimmy KingArkadelphia Public Schools - Arkansas
In the 19 years I’ve been in school transportation, I can honestly say it’s the best innovation I’ve seen, which truly updates the school bus and makes it visible from a distance and enhances it...Read More
Alfred A. KaramShenendehowa Central School District - New York
Drivers are so impressed with the visibility; they're now requesting buses with the First Light Stop Arm installed. Traffic now has ample time to notice a stopped bus. Where traffic was once passing o...Read More