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In-Service Safety Series
In-Service Safety Series
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Although school buses provide one of the safest modes of transportation, there are still school bus-related injuries (and unfortunately some fatalities) every year. Some of these are due to crashes with other vehicles; some are due to the school bus striking a pedestrian, bicyclist, or a passenger. The responsibility borne by school bus drivers is considerable. This School Bus Driver In-Service Safety Series addresses issues that should be of concern to school bus drivers in their efforts to safely transport their passengers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) coordinated and implemented the development of this series. NHTSA was aided by the expertise and involvement of the following organizations:

  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Federal Railroad Administration
  • National Association for Pupil Transportation
  • National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services
  • National School Transportation Association
  • Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

Representatives from several individual pupil transportation providers also participated:

  • Fairfax (VA) Public Schools
  • Laidlaw Transit Inc.
  • Lincoln (NE) Public Schools
  • Teton County (WY) School District 1

These school districts hosted pilot tests of the School Bus Driver In-Service Safety Series:

  • New Port Richey, Florida
  • Fairfax County, Virginia
  • York, Nebraska
  • Tucson, Arizona

The Administrator Guide is specific to this training.

Overview of the School Bus Driver In-Service Safety Series
Description of the Materials
Presentation Methods Used During the Series
Communication Skills

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