Like most folks, you’re probably used to seeing school buses traveling up and down the roads all throughout the school year.
And as you’ve surely noticed, the vast majority of the school buses in use today are yellow.
Have you ever wondered why that is?
Well, there are actually several factors that led to yellow being selected as the standard color for school buses, but the most important one has to do with safety.
In short, yellow is the easiest color for humans to quickly see and recognize with their peripheral vision.
It also happens to be one of the easiest colors to notice on rainy and cloudy days.
Truth be told, you’ve probably noticed this yourself at various times.
Whenever there’s a lot of traffic on the highway, if there’s a school bus in the midst of that traffic it’ll usually be the first vehicle that catches your attention.
Of course this doesn’t just apply to school buses. Any vehicle that’s painted bright yellow is sure to catch your attention as soon as it comes into your field of vision!
Bottom line: When school buses first went into mass production the manufacturers quickly figured out that painting all of them the same color would offer many advantages.
They soon decided that color should be yellow, primarily due to the safety aspect.
The next time you pass a school bus pay attention to how quickly you were able to spot it. You just might be surprised!
And now, just for fun, check out this short video that features a school bus that’s been converted into a one-of-a-kind tour bus!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon that will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.