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.
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SCHOOL BUS WISDOM
By BARRY DORSHIMER
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2012 Barry Dorshimer
All right reserved.
Chapter OneSECTION 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
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
[??] Check Your ATTITUDE
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
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