Why Are All The School Buses Painted Yellow? 

It is a matter of safety. 

Why Are All The School Buses Painted Yellow? 
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Millions of little children are transported in yellow carriages that they call school buses every day to school. But have you ever wondered why are all school buses yellow in color? Does it bring out a specific attribute just like a uniform brings to a school? Or is it to give attention to the headlights? 

Neither of them. School buses should be yellow color as per the law. Along with other safety measures taken for school going children, the school buses were made yellow for a matter of safety. But there's something else to it.

Before this law was developed, the school buses were shades of yellow. 

Before this law was developed, the school buses were shades of yellow. 

Then one strict shade that resembles the skin of a mango was considered the only valid color for a school bus. 

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You may not find it in a box of crayons, but it is generally used as a reference color. 

You may not find it in a box of crayons, but it is generally used as a reference color. 
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In 1939, Dr. Frank W. Cyr organized a meeting to discuss the standard color for school buses. 

The color is now known as 'National School Bus Chrome'. 

The color is now known as 'National School Bus Chrome'. 
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It is said that yellow color is more identifiable as compared to red from a distance. 

Yellow is also better visible in darker lights. 

Yellow is also better visible in darker lights. 
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Normally, people think that red is a more vibrant color, and people are more attentive to red. But that's not true. 

The black color writing on the school bus is perfect for reading even in dim lights. 

The black color writing on the school bus is perfect for reading even in dim lights. 
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That's why it's easy to identify school buses even during foggy mornings. 

So now you know the secret behind the color of yellow school buses. 

So now you know the secret behind the color of yellow school buses. 
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It is a matter of safety and easy recognition. 

It is a matter of safety and easy recognition. 
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