Site design, driver training, parent education and adequate supervision are key factors in reducing traffic congestion and safety hazards in school loading and unloading zones.
Supervisors need to monitor aging drivers for diminishing visual and cognitive skills. Specialized training and more frequent assessment tests might also be in order.
As a school bus driver and transportation director, “Never put them on unless you know how to get them off!” became my repeated catchphras...
School bus mirrors are a critical safety system, but drivers often fail to adjust and use them properly. Experts in the field provide insights on common errors and cures.
Though no one is recommending backing a school bus, there are certain conditions under which it is unavoidable. We consulted transportation experts to find out exactly when and how it should be done.
Lawsuits are nearly inevitable. Transportation managers can avoid a courtroom disaster by focusing on driver and student training and documentation and by staying abreast of the industry's 'hot topics.'
Increase the effectiveness of your driver training through interactive exercises, provocative speakers and team building.
Too often, new school bus drivers and attendants are assigned the task of transporting special-education students without adequate training.
Although there are exceptions, industry experts say specific lift procedures need to be closely followed. Driver and attendant training is critical, they add.
School districts are often hesitant to expand first aid training because of liability and confidentiality concerns.
These tips on training, equipment, communication, information and program monitoring can improve the safety and efficiency of your operation.
No piece of equipment can replace a good driver and attendant training program.
Drivers in the past did as was expected, and did it with much less training and education than we enjoy today. Through the years, however, the school bus driving "job" has turned into the school bus driving "profession."
Making the transition from a public school transportation system to a Head Start operation offered some exciting challenges in the area of behind-the-...
We think we've hit upon a great way to improve special-needs training and have a little fun in the process. Modeled after traditional school bus roade...
Teasing, name-calling and playful touching are everyday occurrences on school buses. While most of this may be harmless fun, some of it could be sexua...
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