Bus Safety Solutions, Inc., is the proud creator of the Extended Stop Arm, a patented (US 9,245,465 B1) school bus safety device intended to eliminate stop arm violations. The Extended Stop Arm is an extension of the driver’s side stop sign that works in conjunction with the existing bus stop sign.
Why do school systems need the Extended Stop Arm? Thousands of people illegally pass stopped school buses every day. In the United States this amounts to over 14 MILLION Stop Arm Violations annually. Too many children are killed or seriously injured due to Stop Arm Violations.
Are there any other products that actively alert drivers to the danger of passing a stopped school bus? No other products exist that actively prevent drivers from illegally passing a stopped bus.
Installation and Maintenance
How long does it take to install the Extended Stop Arm? This aftermarket device is easily installed in less than 1 hour.
Is it compatible with any model bus? The product is designed to work with any model school bus. Our product is installed in six states that have included over 9 different model buses, including buses that are over 20 years old.
Are the lights replaceable? Yes. Lights are individually replaced with a pin connection, thus saving money by not having to replace all the lights as is the current practice.
How often do the shear pins have to be replaced? This will depend on road conditions. They should be checked daily by drivers and during monthly maintenance and replaced if wear is apparent.