V. Remind participants that their first preference should always be to avoid an adverse weather situation. This module deals with what to do if you haven’t been able to avoid it. You will discuss those situations where the school bus driver has to decide what to do.
V.A. Tell participants that all the information covered in this section will be on a handout which you will distribute shortly.
V.D. The roads could be slippery for as long as 30 minutes, depending on how hard it is raining.
V.F. Distribute Handout #4, Slippery Roads - Rain. Review it with the participants.
V.F.1.b. The grooves in the tire carry the water away. If they aren’t deep, they do not work well.
V.F.2.h. To “give others a lane” is a defensive driving term. It means to make sure that the other driver also has a way out if something starts to go wrong.
V.F.3. Emphasize that each school bus driver should know his or her school bus and how it responds on wet roads.