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2 Professional Drivers

3 PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS ????

4 Discourtesies that tear down a fleets good public image Errors before start up Errors in followingg Errors in passing

5 Discourtesies that tear down a fleets good public image Errors in speed control Errors in lane use Errors in turning

6 We are Professional Drivers

7 Defensive Driving SIPDE o Scan – constantly search for potential hazards o Identify – the specific hazard o Predict – ask ‘what if’ o Decide – a course of action o Execute – the action SMITH SYSTEM Aim high in steering – looking further ahead than other drivers Get the big picture – seeing more around you than other drivers Keep your eyes moving – being more aware than other drivers Leave yourself an out – positioning in traffic better than other drivers Make sure they see you – making yourself more visible than other driversrs

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9 Stop lines and Gore areas

10 Scan – Lo0king left – right – left 45 degree angle - intersections Don’t assume signals/other drivers body language

11 Stay Back Four second following distance Tailgater – increase your following distance

12 Blind spots / visibility & large vehicles Cover your brakes / brake early

13 Stale green lights Keep wheels straight until ready to turn Hand placement

14 Wear seatbelt properlybeltly Check mirrors Do you have room to pull out??

15 Eating and drinking Cell phones/textingng

16 Stop completelyy Stay alert and aware of your surroundingss

17 Keep the bus within the proper speed limit. (GA Law ) a. The speed limit on school grounds is 10 mph. b. The speed limit on a bus route is the posted speed limit, but not to exceed the maximum of 40 mph for a school bus transporting school children to and from school. c. The speed limit is 55 mph for a school bus transporting from school activities on a public road or on the Interstate system. d. The speed limit on extra-curricular trips is the posted speed for the road being traveled – or a maximum of 55 mph. f. Forsyth County School buses should never exceed 55 mph loaded or unloaded.


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