Driver training for transporting special education students requires understanding of the vehicle and the passengers. A training guide developed by the Board of Education for the City of Toronto details some of the aspects requiring formal instruction for handicapped and special education transportation, and suggests the type of expertise which should be transmitted to the trainee. Careful driver selection is an important part of a good training program. The training program itself should consist of several basic components such as basic driving skill, disability awareness and customer relations, equipment handling and passenger assistance, and accident and emergency procedures. The details of a comprehensive training program are briefly outlined. Attitudinal considerations are discussed and it is noted that the attitude of the driver can have a significant impact on the overall effectiveness and utilization of the specialized transportation service.

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    Bobit Publishing Company

    2500 Artesia Boulevard
    Redondo Beach, CA  United States  90278
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

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  • Accession Number: 00385121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 778
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM