Prompted by the death of a kindergarten aged child being run over by her own school bus, Syracuse created a Transportation Safety Office responsible for developing bus safety education programs. Targeting kindergartners and first graders, the program uses simple instructions to teach the children about the danger zones around the bus, safe crossing rules, and uses a mock up of a school bus which is brought into the classroom where the children caution the instructor when he or she gets too close to the danger zones. Repetition, visual reinforcement and combining instruction in the classroom and on the bus are used to drive home the safety teachings. Bus drivers, reluctant upon initial approach, are encouraged to be safety teachers on the bus and to adhere to the same safety practices as were taught to the children.

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  • Accession Number: 00488023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM