Safe Ride News Publications has made available The School Bus Safety Handbook: Choosing and Using Child Safety Restraint Systems and Wheelchairs, an updated and expanded second edition of its 2009 book.
Officials said this handbook is a practical guide for people at all levels within the pupil transportation industry, from administrators and transportation managers to bus drivers and aides. In addition, special-education professionals, Head Start programs, occupational/physical therapists, child passenger safety technicians and parents will benefit from the hands-on detail provided in this comprehensive resource. It has been written with extensive input from nationally known pupil transportation industry experts.
“This handbook is an excellent tool for the experienced transportation supervisor or the newest director on the job,” said Charley Kennington, director of Innovative Transportation Solutions. “You will find information about both the law and best practice, along with a wealth of usage details. This is a great resource for making the safest choices involving school transportation.”
Examples of specific content include:
• School bus features that affect installation of child safety restraint systems (CSRS) and how to assure that a bus fleet is CSRS friendly.
• How to determine the best type of CSRS to use given a child’s size, development and special needs, while also considering the specific school bus features.
• The correct way to connect a safety restraint system and buckle up a child on a school bus.
• Detailed information regarding the safe use of wheelchairs on school buses, including new information about updated voluntary standards.
Officials said the book provides an excellent companion to the national training course: Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses National Training. It also stands alone as a guide and reference.
The School Bus Safety Handbook: Choosing and Using Child Safety Restraint Systems and Wheelchairs is available as single copies or in bulk from Safe Ride News Publications.
An order form is available at www.saferidenews.com or by sending an e-mail to [email protected].