SDB Powerpoints. presents. School Bus Safety and Accident Prevention . Did You Know…. A full size school bus has 24 seats and can transport up to 72 young students. That’s about 3 times the average class size of an elementary school class.
And teachers do not supervise with their backs to their class while driving a huge commercial vehicle through rush hour traffic and changing road conditions.
If you are looking in the mirror constantly at what the students are doing, that is a sure recipe for disaster…
There is no safer way to transport a child than in a school bus. Fatal crashes involving occupants are extremely rare events, even though school buses serve daily in every community - a remarkable 8.8 billion student trips annually. Every school day, some 440,000 yellow school buses transport more than 24 million children to and from schools and school-related activities. Said another way to give perspective to the huge magnitude of pupil transportation, the equivalent of the populations of Florida, Massachusetts and Oregon ride on a school bus twice every day - almost always without a serious incident.
Consider these comparisons per 100,000,000 passenger miles:Passenger cars 0.94 deathsScheduled airlines 0.06 deaths Passenger trains 0.04 deaths School buses 0.01 deaths
Here are some tips to remember!
Training students on the bus to remain seated, talk quietly, stay out of the bus aisle and to keep hands to self is as important as training kids in safe practices at their bus stops.Remember
When children leave your bus, make sure they cross in FRONT of the bus. Do not allow them to go behind the bus. Also, take a quick count on how many students leave at the stop, and verify that they are all accounted for. Make sure they don’t duck around the stop arm, and again, make absolutely sure all students are accounted for before the bus is set back in motion!