# Question: Why are there numbers on top of buses?

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Aerial roof markings are symbols, letters or numbers on the roof of selected police vehicles, fire engines, ambulances, coast guard vehicles, cash-in-transit vans, buses and boats to enable aircraft or CCTV to identify them. These markings can be used to identify a specific vehicle, vehicle type or agency.

## What do numbers on buses mean?

Just what it says, the number of the bus route. It is an identifier for the route. There are some cities which try to put some logic into it, but that either leads to illogical or awkward numbering or more confusion than necessary.

## Why do school buses have numbers?

BUS NUMBERS: The other numbers on the buses, called simply the “bus” number corresponds to the route that it runs in the school district. This number appears on the bus once per side.

## Why are the top of buses White?

White paint reflects heat from the sun the best, keeping the bus cooler in hot weather. Most school buses do not have air conditioning because it’s too expensive, and at least in the US and Canada, schools go on summer break during the hottest parts of the year.

## What does the first number on a bus mean?

Posted – 12/25/2001 : 09:33:17 AM. Our district has a numbering system set up this way. All buses have five digit numbers. The first number indicates what kind of bus it is. We use 0,1,2,3,6,7,8,9 for the first number.

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## What are the black stripes on school buses for?

The three black rails that run along the sides and back of the bus are called rub rails. Each bus has them and here’s why. First, they’re an extra layer of protection for the thin walls of a school bus. They’ll absorb the force of a collision and a car from caving in the whole side of a bus.

## What is the longest school bus?

Gillig Transit Coach School Bus

Gillig Transit Coach
Dimensions
Length 28–40 feet (8.5–12.2 m)
Width 96 inches (2.4 m)
Chronology