School Bus Wisdom

School Bus Wisdom

by Barry Dorshimer

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Overview

The purpose of this book, "SCHOOL BUS WISDOM," is to aid the new school bus driver as well as the seasoned school bus driver in keeping their attitude, skills, safety performance and their interaction with students positive, professional, and sharp.

Every School Bus driver who transports a part of that precious cargo of 24 million students to and from schools across this vast nation every day, of each school year, will benefit from this book.

This book has a massive audience: Every School District throughout this country, as well as the contractors who serve School Districts which do not operate their own School Transportation.

The audience also includes Parents and Guardians of students who ride a School Bus and the combination of material would be valuable information for the students themselves.

Much of the information found in this book is not included in current school bus driving manuals or training materials. This is a collection of thoughts and ideas to help school bus drivers achieve positive results.

This safety tool would make an excellent gift for all school bus drivers who qualify for a safety award at the end of the school year.

Read a blog about the book through this link:

http://schoolbuswisdom.com/blog/

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468538724
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 01/26/2012
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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SCHOOL BUS WISDOM


By BARRY DORSHIMER

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2012 Barry Dorshimer
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4685-3872-4


Chapter One

SECTION ONE: is for School Bus Drivers

SCHOOL IS OPEN Please don't let a few seconds make YOU take chances involving your PRECIOUS CARGO

SAFETY TIME over Save a CHILD

Be the example you want students to see in this world

Be friendly, but not a buddy

Students very quickly can sense if you care about them or not

You have only one chance at making a first impression

Bad attitudes spread like a wildfire

Have an appropriate sense of humor

Always be on time

Girls first ... it's just that simple

Cheer your School Team on from the side lines at sporting events, especially when YOU drive the team

De-energize road rage encounters, by quickly offering the right-of-way, even if it is yours

BEWARE of the DANGER ZONE While the "RED LIGHTS" are Flashing

CONDUCT YOURSELF SAFELY

Use the 2-way radio only when necessary, since the frequencies are published

During wet and snowy weather, keep headlight and taillight lenses clean

Before backing, signal by sounding your horn

Be extra cautious when driving on snow and ice covered roadways

Always be positive

When DRIVING DON'T LET THIS GO TO....... YOUR HEAD!

Keep your mirrors adjusted and clean

Smile often

Driving a School Bus is a privilege

Stay young at heart, even if you are not everywhere else

Just O-K is not O-K ... Striving for EXCELLENCE is!!

You are the first person of authority students see every morning

  •   DRIVERT'S SAFETY CHECKLIST:

    [??] Check Your ATTITUDE

  •   Fasten Your SEATBELTS

  •   Turn On Your HEADLIGHTS

  •   Focus on DRIVING

    Monitor tire wear and tire pressures

    Look and act like a professional

    Listen to both sides of an argument

    CONSISTENCY CONSISTENCY CONSISTENCY

    Being SAFE is better than being SORRY

    Help celebrate Birthdays by leading off singing the Happy Birthday song

    YOUR SAFETY REQUIRES ALWAYS STAYING IN CONTROL

    Keep a watch for leaking fluids under the School Bus

    No personal items on the rear deck of a pusher type School Bus, because they can become projectiles

    Learned from experience that parachutes function only when OPENED, just like our minds

    Keep accurate mileage reports

    Ignoring SAFETY can result in you & your passengers experiencing an extreme makeover

    NO STANDING NO FIGHTING NO SWEARING NO EATING NO DRINKING On the BUS

    Convey to students this famous quote by Jean Nidetch

    "It's CHOICE Not Chance that determines Your DESTINY"

    LIFE IS GOOD

    In the event the gas pedal becomes stuck wide open, shift to neutral and begin to brake

    GIVE THE KIDS A BRAKE WHEN SCHOOL'S OPEN

    Remember Re-Certification every 4 years

    Think outside the BOX

    Fellow the SAFETY RULES

    Remember your yearly physical exam

    Volunteer to tutor students in need at your Elementary School (it is like learning all over again)

    Keep the School Bus clean on the inside and on the outside

    When you park the School Bus, make sure the air brake is applied

    Always maintain order

    Post the School District's rules regarding the privilege of riding a School Bus (see example - Page 67)

    RULES on the SCHOOL BUS

    1. BUS DRIVER MAY ASSIGN SEATS

    2. BE COURTEOUS TO OTHERS

    3. NO USE OF PROFANITY

    4. DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ON THE BUS

    5. VIOLENCE IS PROHIBITED

    6. REMAIN IN YOUR SEATS UNTIL THE BUS FULLY COMES TO A STOP

    7. NO SMOKING

    8. KEEP YOUR HANDS & HEAD INSIDE THE BUS

    9. DO NOT DESTROY PROPERTY

    10. DO NOT DISTRACT THE DRIVER BY MISBEHAVING

    SHIFT into SAFETY

    PREOCCUPIED PUSHING NON-ATTENTIVE SAFETY LAZY

    Make sure the roof of the School Bus is free from snow or ice, since the driver is the one responsible for snow/ice flying off

    Neither can afford STUDENT SCHOOL DRIVE SAFETY to have a WEAKEST LINK

    Don't let the fuel gauge go below half

    Keep the windshield clean on the inside and outside as well and unobstructed

    When a student suffers from a nose bleed or illness, have a nurse awaiting your arrival at the school

    Have the current routes, stops & times posted in the bus with turn-by-turn instructions for substitute drivers to follow

    Encourage students to dream BIG regarding their careers and future

    EXPERIENCE magnifies COMPLACENCY regarding SAFETY!

    Use your horn sparingly

    Pre-Trip the School Bus before EVERY run

    Post-Trip the School Bus after EVERY run and check for sleepyheads and forgotten articles and damage

    COMMON SENSE is the Foundation of SAFETY

    Sharing seats is a requirement

    (Continues...)



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