Denver, CO asked in Traffic Tickets for Idaho

Q: Need understanding of "it shall be painted a color other than..." - does that mean every trace of original color gone?

Schoolbus-to-RV/Van conversion. ID and IA laws say, "...shall be painted a color other than national school bus glossy yellow...". Does that mean every TRACE of yellow covered, or would it be legal to paint the bulk of the bus, say, blue (e.g., below the windows)? Ref: and

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Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: As I read the statute you refer to I think it depends on HOW different your paint job looks from the original yellow. Every cop has discretion to or not to make a big deal, not to write a ticket, or to write one and even if you're technically correct, you'll still be sorry if you get a ticket because you'll have to come to court and fight it. Be safe, it's just paint!

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