ISLAMABAD  – Students of the educational institutions working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will now travel in yellow-painted buses and remain more secure and safe.

Talking to APP, Spokesman FDE, Waqar Ashraf said the idea behind changing the colour of buses was to make these more significant and secure among other vehicles in term of safety purposes. He said Ministry for Capital Administration and Development (CAD) has given the directions of painting the schools and colleges buses yellow.

Most of the developing and developed countries have adopted the yellow as colour of school buses in view of safety purposes. The yellow buses are recognised as school or college buses everywhere and are meant for students.

Waqar Ashraf informed that the FDE institutes have 136 buses in working and 42 buses have been painted yellow so far.

He said buses are busy due to the ongoing exams of the students and the process of painting the buses will be completed soon. Waqar Ashraf told that the colleges are using their own resources for painting the buses.

According to the experts, yellow gets one’s attention faster than any other colour and people notice yellow objects first. While, looking straight ahead, one can see a yellow object that is not in front of him in the corners of his eyes much sooner than any other colour even red.

Scientists describe this as follows: “Lateral peripheral vision for detecting yellows is 1.24 times greater than for red.” Many experts also point out that colours such as yellow or greenish-yellow are more visible to the human eye under dimmer conditions compared to red.

If there’s fog or any kind of bad weather, drivers will still be able to see yellow cars and any moving vehicle fairly well. Most of developing and developed countries prefer yellow buses for the school children due to the safety rules and regulations.