The California Department of Education's driver training program has developed a new method of handling unusual emergency situations on Type II vehicles. An evaluation team, including at least the driver, the teacher, and site coordinator or transportation supervisor, determines the capabilities of each individual on the vehicle. The team then predicts how each individual would react in a situation, designating each as leader, helper, or follower. Finally, the team indicates those students who are non-ambulatory or confined to wheelchairs and must be physically moved by the driver or under the driver's direction. Each driver should have a floor plan or seating chart with each student's name and a code signifying which of the three capabilities that child has. This article concludes with a discussion of procedures for a bus evacuation drill.

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    Bobit Publishing Company

    2500 Artesia Boulevard
    Redondo Beach, CA  United States  90278
  • Publication Date: 1983-10

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  • Accession Number: 00386873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 298
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM