Retroreflective Materials for Vehicle Conspicuity
- Ground Vehicle Standard
Retroreflective materials used for conspicuity on school buses has been clarified to better indicate their application. The red and white material specifications have been specifed for use on the school bus stop signal arms per FMVSS-131 and the yellow material has been specified for use as conspicuity treatment on school bus bodies per FMVSS-217.
Paragraph 4.1 was changed to add the equivalent FMVSS certifications for conspicuity materials.
Paragraph 4.2 was changed to remove the word “may” and add the word “shall” thus requiring the material to be marked with the certification designation letters.
Editorial changes were made for clarification.
Data Sets - Support Documents
The Heavy-Duty Lighting Standards Committee is part of the Lighting Systems Group under the leadership of the Lighting Systems Steering Committee that reports to the Motor Vehicle Council (MVC). The Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining SAE Standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports related to lamps, reflective devices and associated safety equipment for multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, trailers and buses of 2032 mm or more in overall width. Heavy-duty lighting technical standards developed by this committee are essentially patterned after the corresponding lighting device standards for vehicles less than 2032 mm in overall width, but with unique environmental and physical attributes of the Heavy duty trucking market in mind. Participants in the SAE Heavy-Duty Lighting Standards Committee include OEMs, suppliers, consulting firms, government, and other interested parties.