Management

MSBOA offers school bus child-check safety kit

Posted on August 14, 2014
The Driver’s Child Check Safety Kit includes nine posters with slogans like “Children Need Protection! Do Your Post-Trip Inspection.”

The Driver’s Child Check Safety Kit includes nine posters with slogans like “Children Need Protection! Do Your Post-Trip Inspection.”

The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association (MSBOA) has developed a training tool to remind drivers to check their bus for sleeping children.

MSBOA officials said that the Driver’s Child Check Safety Kit was designed to be a “constant reminder” for school bus drivers to do a complete post-trip inspection.

The kit includes nine different posters to display in the drivers’ room. The posters feature slogans like “All Clear — No Kids Here” and “Children Need Protection! Do Your Post-Trip Inspection.”

Also in the kit is a set of wristbands with a safety message for drivers to wear.

MSBOA officials said they hope that the kit will help initiate more discussion and training on the importance of the post-trip inspection.

“We know that drivers are faced with a myriad of procedures to complete each day, from the pre-trip to the post-trip,” said Shelly Jonas, executive administrator of the association. “It was our goal to make drivers be sure of the very important purpose behind the post-trip inspection: keeping kids safe.”

The Driver’s Child Check Safety Kit can be purchased by MSBOA members as well as non-members. The order form is available here.

Related Topics: driver training, Minnesota, post-trip child check

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Video

VIDEO: Louisiana District Rolls Out Propane Buses

Public television program MotorWeek spotlights East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, which bought 10 propane school buses after flooding wiped out a portion of its fleet last year. Now, the district has ordered 30 more.

News

Truck Strikes 3 Students at School Bus Stop

According to police in Minnesota, initial reports indicate that the bus was stopped with its stop arm extended, and the teens were hit by the pickup truck as they walked toward the bus.

On Dec. 1, Baltimore County Public Schools unveiled what it calls its Mobile Innovation Lab, a mobile classroom and “makerspace” built on a school bus.
Photo

PHOTOS: Baltimore District's Mobile 'Makerspace' Conversion

Baltimore County Public Schools recently unveiled its Mobile Innovation Lab, a mobile classroom and “makerspace” built on a school bus. The lab helps students learn about coding, programming, robotics, and circuitry in a hands-on environment.

Article

When the Going Gets Tough, Reitano Gets Tougher

Whether it’s solving school bus challenges, confronting a state association crisis, or fighting cancer (twice), New Jersey’s Ingrid Reitano has stayed strong for more than 40 years in pupil transportation.

Product

Push-to-Talk Device

DispatchPlus Push-to-Talk is designed to provide one-touch communication and GPS tracking in one solution.

Product

Type A School Bus

The Trans Star, Trans Tech’s new Type A school bus, is a 20-passenger, dual rear-wheel bus that features the company’s signature aerodynamic design, according to the manufacturer.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!