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SSAPM
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Posted - 09/03/2012 :  01:53:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit SSAPM's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=412611
Here is another case where noise is an issue. From the article, I quote,
"With the amount of noise on a typical school bus . . . . . ."
Noise issues continue to be ignored, no matter what does or doesn't happen on the school buses.

twinkiebusdriver
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Posted - 09/06/2012 :  4:42:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't care if they record them making noise what I'd like to see is an alarm that goes off when it their ruckus reaches a certain decibel level. They quiet down, the alarm stops.

My other issue is kids that spit but we will deal with that another day!

Formerly mlkdrives41
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SSAPM
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Posted - 09/06/2012 :  5:47:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit SSAPM's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There is such a device (prototype) that does exactly as you request.
You can read about it on School Bus Fleet:
http://www.schoolbusfleet.com/Channel/School-Bus-Safety/News/2011/05/19/Former-teacher-invents-bus-noise-alarm.aspx

In addition, spitting and other undesireable behaviors can be drastically cut down once the noise levels are under control. Just as in the classroom, noise masks other behaviors, behaviors they (students)know they can get away with because of all the distractions, etc. that come with high noise levels.

Hope this helps,

SSAPM
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Trailboss
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Posted - 09/07/2012 :  03:43:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our local School had an agreement with the local YMCA to use the swimming pool. We would shuttle the students from the P.E. classes to the swimming pool. If the noise level would get to high on the bus the P.E. teacher would blow her whistle. That was worse than the kids being to loued. All of a sudden she would let go with that blassted whistle. If I hd not had my seat belt on I would of came right out of that seat. She was a very nice teacher and had very good controle of the students so I never said anything about the whistle but just tried to be prepaired for it every so offten whenever I drove her to the YMCA.
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SSAPM
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Posted - 09/16/2012 :  11:34:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit SSAPM's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is a Facebook group you can join: "School Bus Drivers Against Noise and Other Issues that Compromise Safety."

http://www.facebook.com/groups/247442025286990/
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SSAPM
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Posted - 12/01/2012 :  10:19:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit SSAPM's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is something interesting, something I have been wondering whether or not this would come to fruition inside school buses. If school bus drivers were covered under OSHA, I guarantee something would be done about noise levels. Of course, flight attendants and the flying public have more clout than school bus drivers and children. The new article from CNN is about flight attendants receiving OSHA protection in the airplane cabin during flight.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/30/travel/flight-attendants-osha/

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