KITT Lighting for WMATA Metrobuses

WMATA isn’t restricting its new lighting schemes just to Metrorail stations.

Check out the new light strip on the S2 to Federal Triangle. Does that oscillating yellow light remind you of anyone? How about the Knight Industries Two Thousand?

Yep, KITT is now Metrobus compliant. Just don’t hope to see David Hasselhoff behind the wheel or those little flashing lights protecting pedestrians.

Whichever WMATA idiot that thinks a little yellow flashing bar will alert others to the presence of a Metrobus more than a few tons of metal, bright headlights, and squeaking breaks already do, might want to read WMATA press releases better.

It is driver error, not pedestrian cluelessness that is killing people.

5 Comments so far

  1. Jack (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

    I saw one of these the other day crossing 16th street, I was so confused/distracted by it that I almost ended up getting hit by a car going the other way.

    It attracts attention, but the wrong kind. Guarnteed, within 6 months we’ll go on ignoring it just like the new “voice of metro”


  2. fedward (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

    We saw this the other day and I commented that they needed William Daniels to record all the stop names.


  3. Don (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 2:48 pm

    That made me think of this comic.


  4. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    Wait – I thought that light actually made the drivers safer. No?


  5. Joelogon (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

    Ah, but the important question is, can the drivers use the turboboost more than once a shift?



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