The Gardian Angel safety lighting system has been allowed for use on school buses in Vermont.

The system, created by former school bus mechanic Steve Gardner, uses a white flood light mounted on the bus’ front bumper to illuminate the path for students to cross the street and to make the students more visible to motorists.

Vermont is the fourth state to allow the Gardian Angel system, joining Michigan, Wyoming and Mississippi. Gardner noted that Vermont is the first state to allow the white light across both sides of the front of the bus.

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