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In-Service Safety Series
KNOWING YOUR ROUTE
In-Service Safety Series
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OVERVIEW


Total time for this module: 50 minutes

MODULE OVERVIEW
The school bus driver must be completely familiar with the route he or she drives. The school bus driver must know what to do with hazards on that route.

Hazards are defined as those things that pose a threat to school bus safety. For example, not all route intersections are hazards but intersections that have limited sight or high crash occurrence are route hazards.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the potential driving hazards on their own regular routes
2. Describe what they can do to eliminate, avoid, or deal with those hazards
3. Explain what to do for field or activity trips when the route is not familiar.

MAIN TOPICS
1. Know Your Route
2. Handling Route Hazards
3. Field and Activity Trips

MATERIALS NEEDED
Flipchart and markers
Masking tape
Handouts:
Agenda
Field/Activity Trip Checklist, Handout #1
Local policies and procedures



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