III.B. Distribute Handout #2, Getting On and Off the School Bus Safely. The rest of this section (III) reviews this handout.
III.E.3. Some transportation providers require assigned seats. It makes loading much faster. Also, in the case of a crash, you can more readily account for the students on the bus.
III.E.3.a. The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that “no passenger occupy seats in either the foremost or rearmost rows of passenger seats until all other seats have been occupied.” This practice will limit passenger exposure to rear- and front-end impacts.
III.F.6.e. Get participants to share with each other the signals that they use. Some transportation providers use the closing of a door rather than a hand or head signal, which they feel might be interpreted by another motorist as a signal to proceed.
III.F.6.f. Every student should know the driver’s “safe-to-cross” signal. If the answer to this question is not “yes,” the driver should make sure to teach his/her students the signal.