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School Bus Drivers Inservice 2011-12 1.  Burning sensation in eyes.  Eyes feeling heavy, trouble focusing.  Muscles twitching, back tension.  Yawning.

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1 School Bus Drivers Inservice

2  Burning sensation in eyes.  Eyes feeling heavy, trouble focusing.  Muscles twitching, back tension.  Yawning.  Wandering, disconnected thoughts.  Heavy limbs, numbness or tingling.  Breathing becomes shallow. School Bus Drivers Inservice

3  Major contributor to accidents.  NHTSA estimates at least 21% of accidents involve some form of inattention.  In 2009, nearly 5,474 deaths attributed to accidents that involved distracted driving, and 448,000 were injured in crashes that involved districted driving. School Bus Drivers Inservice

4  Visual―taking your eyes off the road.  Manual―taking hands off the wheel.  Cognitive―not focusing on task at hand. School Bus Drivers Inservice

5  Limit interaction with passengers.  Avoid talking while driving.  Avoid taking your eyes off the road.  Both hands on the wheel. School Bus Drivers Inservice

6  90% of reaction time depends on vision.  Senses compromised after sundown.  Increased risk of drowsiness. School Bus Drivers Inservice

7 AVERAGE STOPPING DISTANCES ** Don’t forget wet surfaces can double your stopping distance and ice and snow can increase it by up to 10 times. School Bus Drivers Inservice Miles per hour (MPH)Feet per second

8  Different procedures may apply.  Utilize sources of information regarding procedures. o Supervisor o Driver Handbook o District Policies o Driver Trainer o Dispatcher School Bus Drivers Inservice

9  Flashlight,  Narrative or map,  Paperwork,  Winter supplies; i.e. ice scraper, blanket,  Bus equipment; chains, garbage bags. School Bus Drivers Inservice

10  Introduce yourself to the coach or chaperone.  Ask about special routing requests/directions.  Store luggage in appropriate compartments.  Double check that compartment doors are secured. School Bus Drivers Inservice

11  Reviews required per WAC (6): o Emergency exits; keeping clear, proper use. o Bus controls; ignition, parking brake. o Bus equipment; fire extinguisher, first aid, reflectors, seatbelt cutter. School Bus Drivers Inservice

12  Driver fatigue.  Driving distracted.  Night driving.  Safe following distance.  Field trip preparation.  Evacuation review and procedures. School Bus Drivers Inservice

13 1. Name three driving hazards that a trip driver might face. 2. List where a driver might find the special procedures for a trip. 3. List three items from the Emergency Review List that should be discussed with the passengers. 4. List three strategies/ideas on how to quickly and safely evacuate a school bus in an emergency situation. School Bus Drivers Inservice

14 1. Driver fatigue; distracted driving; night driving. 2. Supervisor; driver handbook; district policies; driver trainer, dispatcher. 3. Doors; windows; roof hatches; parking brake; fire extinguisher, first aid kit; reflectors; seat belt cutter. 4. Use all exits if possible; exit in an orderly fashion; leave personal items behind; remain calm; no pushing or shoving. School Bus Drivers Inservice


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