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December 12, 2013  |   Comments (3)   |   Post a comment

VIDEO: Michigan district's student crossing signal


During a visit to Forest Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Mich., SBF Managing Editor Kelly Aguinaldo took this video of school bus driver Dick Teft demonstrating and explaining the signal used at the operation to help students safely cross the street prior to boarding or after disembarking the school bus.

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Here in New York State drivers have been for many years taught a slightly different hand signal method. With approximately 2.3 million chidren being transported each school day and with an estimated 50,000 vehicles illegally passing stopped school buses each school day it has to be the reason so many crossings are done successfully. Kudos to all the school bus drivers for their efforts to keep our children safe.

Rusty    |    Jan 31, 2014 06:22 AM

In Connecticut we are trained never to use hand singles because drivers that are stopping for the bus might think we are giving them the single to pass in Connecticut we nod our heads when its safe to cross.

HOPE    |    Jan 30, 2014 04:22 PM

Here in Ohio, we are required to have our hand up with our palm facing the students. To signal that it's safe to cross, we drop our hand straight down out of the students' view. Our free hand is placed covering the horn so if there is danger, we blow it to alert the students of danger.

Ryan    |    Jan 30, 2014 03:20 PM

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