The Gardian Angel safety lighting system is now allowed for use on school buses in Arizona.
The system, created by former school bus mechanic Steve Gardner, uses a white LED flood light at the front of the bus to illuminate a path for students to cross the street, and to make the students more visible to motorists.
Arizona is the 20th state to allow the lighting system as optional school bus equipment. In December, New York became the 19th state to approve the lighting system.
Arizona school transportation directors need to contact the Arizona Department of Transportation before installing Gardian Angel, according to the system's supplier.
The Gardian Angel light automatically turns on when the red lights are activated and turns off when the entrance door of the bus is closed.
For more information, go to www.gardianangelllc.com.