Things you have never thought of

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					Challenge your drivers to think
     during your meetings
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VOLUNTEERS
           Student drop off
 Activate the amber lamps of the eight-
  lamp flashing signal system as prescribed
  by law.
 Activate your right-turn signal only to
  indicate a lane change and check mirrors
  to determine the position of other
  motorists.
   Come to a complete stop before you open
    the service door enough to activate your
    stop arm and flashing red signal lamps.
    Never open the service door fully to allow
    students off the bus until you are certain
    that motorists from all directions have
    stopped. Check your right rear view
    mirrors to make sure no vehicle is
    attempting to pass your stopped school
    bus on the right side.
 Stop your bus parallel to and within 12” of
  the curb, if one exists, or parallel to the
  edge of the roadway.
 Come to a complete stop. Keep the brake
  pedal depressed, put the transmission in
  “neutral” position, and set the parking
  brake.
 Remember your bus is “stop sign on
  wheels.” Give other motorists ample time
  to react to the stop arm and flashing red
  signal lamps before you open the service
  door fully.
 Have the students remain on the bus until
  you have determined that traffic has
  stopped in all directions.
 Count students as they leave your bus.
 When it is necessary for a student to cross
  the roadway, direct the student to a point
  at the edge of the roadway and at least
  10’ in front of the bus. This will give the
  student a clear view of the roadway being
  crossed, as well as give motorists an
  opportunity to see the student in the
  roadway if the motorist fails to stop for
  your school bus.
 Student pick up is 5 and 5
 Check for traffic again, and when you are
  sure the situation is secure, allow the
  students to cross the roadway. Instruct
  the students to constantly check for
  themselves as they carefully cross the
  roadway.
 Be careful not to confuse the students or
  other motorists with exaggerated body or
  hand movements. Make certain students
  have your attention and fully understand
  your signals.
 Once students are safely across the
  roadway and at least 5’ beyond the curb
  or edge of the roadway, check mirrors to
  assure that no student is in the immediate
  area of the school bus.
 Determine the location of all students
  once they leave your bus.
   Make sure that no student has moved
    back in front, or to the side, of your school
    bus once they have crossed the roadway.
    Make sure no student’s backpack,
    drawstring, loose clothing, etc. has
    become hooked on the handrail or in the
    door.
   If the student has not moved to a safe
    distance from the area around the bus,
    direct the student to do so before moving
    the vehicle. Do not move the bus until all
    students are safe. “count’em off, count’em
    safe.”
   Cancel the eight-lamp flashing signal
    system by closing the service door. When
    this is completed, activate the left-turn
    signal only when changing lanes, check
    your mirrors for traffic and pedestrians,
    and when it is safe to do so, move back
    into the traffic lane.
   Your route sheets…..highlight students
                  who cross
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
IS ONE BUS STOP AT
      A TIME
    13 FATALITIES AT THE REAR
    DUALS IN THE LAST 3 YEARS
 WHY?
 HOW DO WE PREVENT IT?
    9 FATALITIES CROSSING THE
        STREET IN 2009-2010
 WHY?
 California has zero fatalities? WHY?
Can you drive with your eyes
          closed?
          Seating assignments

   MID BUS LOADING
          Distracted Driving

 On a cell phone?
 Texting?
 Tweeting?
 Facebooking?
Basketball Game
NASA
Buses really can fly
                   NASA
 Naps
 Field trips and the 4th quarter
           WHAT IS SAFETY?
   Why do you drive better with someone
    along?
Why do managers “pick” on you?
Evidence Convicts
Tunnel Vision
Attitude
        It’s all about Attitude
 Pet peeves
 Cut you off
 Turn in
  front of you
 Drive too
  slow
 Stop fast in
  front of you
             STRESS
WHAT MAKES YOU CHANGE YOUR RISK FACTORS?
PERSONAL FACTORS
HOW DOES STRESS AFFECT DECISIONS?
PERSONAL FACTORS

TIME

EMOTIONS

IMPAIRMENT

FATIGUE

STRESS
          Personal Perception
   The difference between the way you think
    things are and the way that you think
    things should be.
3 STEP PROCESS OF BEHAVIOR


       SOMETHING HAPPENS
       YOU MAKE UP A STORY
       YOU DO SOMETHING
DO WE REALLY
   SEE THE
   WHOLE
  PICTURE?
   TAKING THINGS PERSONALLY
Did they mean to cut
you off?

Did they just forget
the turn signal?

Maybe they didn’t
realize that there
wasn’t enough space.
      MANAGING STRESS
 EXERCISE
 RELAXATION OR MEDITATION
 BIG PICTURE THINKING
 MANAGING TIME
    LIVE IN THE WORLD OF “IS”
 SOMEONE IS GOING TO CUT YOU OFF
 RENT IS STILL DUE AT THE END OF THE
  MONTH
 WORK IS AT THE SAME TIME
  TOMORROW
 LITTLE JOHNNY IS STILL SCHEDULED TO
  RIDE ON MY BUS TOMORROW
The light turned yellow, just in front
of him. He did the right thing,
stopping at the crosswalk,
even though he could have beaten the
red light by accelerating through the
intersection.

The tailgating woman behind him was
furious and honked her horn,
screaming in frustration, as she
missed her chance to get through the
intersection, dropping her cell phone
and makeup.
As she was still in mid-rant, she
heard a tap on her window and
looked up into the face of a very
serious police officer. The officer
ordered her to exit her vehicle with
her hands up.

He took her to the police station
where she was searched,
fingerprinted, photographed, and
placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman
approached the cell and opened the
door. She was escorted back to the
booking desk where the arresting
officer was waiting with her personal
effects.
He said, “I’m sorry for this
mistake. You see,
I pulled up behind your bus
and you were blowing your
horn, flipping off the guy in
front of you and cussing a
blue streak at him.
I figured since you were in a
school bus, there was no
way a driver that transports
children everyday in the
safest form of Transportation
out there could act like
that…so naturally I assumed
that you had stolen the bus.”
         Contact Information
 Gregg Wilson              Don West
 Rockford Public           Rockford Public
  Schools                    Schools
 2000 Christina Street,    2000 Christina Street,
  Rockford, IL 61104         Rockford, IL 61104
 wilsong@rps205.com        westd@rps205.com

				
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