2 edition of Improved visibility for school buses during adverse weather found in the catalog.
Improved visibility for school buses during adverse weather
by The Administration, National Technical Information Service [distributor in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va
Written in English
|Statement||M. Heisler, S. Davis ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration|
|Contributions||Davis, S., United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Dynamic Science, Inc|
|The Physical Object|
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ACPS transportation department personnel survey road conditions as early as a.m. on mornings of inclement weather, traveling on routes that are representative of some of the critical areas for safe school bus travel. This test was developed to help school bus driver’s study and prepare for the California Special Drivers Certificate (School Bus Certificate) exam given at the local California Highway Patrol Office. The material covered in this practice test is derived from the following study guides: West County Transportation Agency School Bus Drivers Classroom Manual, Passenger Transportation Safety.
Avoid the use of high-beam headlights while driving in fog. The water particles that make up fog will reflect more light back at the driver than onto the roadway when high beams are used, and will further reduce visibility. Headlights are required to be on 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise, when visibility is less than feet, and in conditions of insufficient light/adverse weather. TENNESSEE. Headlights are required 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise, during fog, smoke, or rain and when visibility is less than feet.
10 Important Tips For Driving a School Bus In Winter Weather. Posted Novem by American Bus Sales. The first winter storms have begun wreaking havoc across much of the US, and school bus drivers are having to take extra steps to ensure the safety of students on their way to-and-from school. mind, that although most common during the warm weather months, severe weather can strike during any season. In late February , severe thunderstorms moved across Eastern New York and Western New England! If conditions are favorable for severe weather, the National Weather Service will issue either a Severe Thunderstorm Watch or Tornado Watch.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Heisler, M. Improved visibility for school buses during adverse weather. Washington, D.C.: The Administration. Get this from a library. Improved visibility for school buses during adverse weather: summary report.
[M Heisler; S Davis; J P Pakula; United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.; Dynamic Science, Inc.]. Therefore the school bus driver must be able to respond to adverse weather conditions, whether expected or unexpected.
This module will focus on weather conditions that present a driving challenge. It does not deal with other adverse conditions that a.
School bus drivers are responsible for getting their passengers to school or home safely in all types of weather conditions.
Operating the bus in heavy rainstorms and high winds presetns many driving challenges. Visibility, road conditions and preparation all play a signiﬁcant part in the safe operation of the school bus.
Preparation and Adverse Weather Conditions 1) School bus drivers must operate the bus in many types of weather conditions.
Driving a bus during snowstorms or on icy roadways presents many challenges. Things can get dicey enough driving any vehicle in such conditions, but when you drive a school bus that is up to 45 feet long and weighs over. Chock blocks go under the wheels to prevent the school bus from rolling during chain installation.
If a bus carries chains for possible installation, it must also carry blocks for safety while installing the chains.
Driving Under Adverse Weather Conditions for School Bus Drivers. 2 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration School Bus. Hazardous conditions; extreme caution. Extreme caution in the operation of a commercial motor vehicle shall be exercised when hazardous conditions, such as those caused by snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust, or smoke, adversely affect visibility or traction.
Speed shall be reduced when such conditions. On days when conditions at a.m. are not severe enough to cancel school, but weather reports or other indications suggest hazardous conditions may develop during the school hours, bus drivers will be notified that it is a “storm alert” day.
Carpinteria Unified School District bus drivers transport critical personnel for their district and the area, traversing a wet, muddy section of Highway School Bus Drivers Use Their Cars to Alert Students About School Start Delay.
Start studying School Bus Drivers Rules & Regulations No. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
During an activity trip, the driver of a school bus may discontinue driving due to: Strobe lights on a school bus may be activated when adverse weather conditions reduce visibility to __ feet.
Driving Under Adverse Weather Conditions (4 hours, 25 minutes) In addition to the instructor guides for each of the topics, the School Bus Driver In- Service Safety Series includes a specific Administrator Guide that provides an overview.
Catastrophic Weather Conditions. Now we are going to talk about the last set of adverse weather conditions - catastrophes What we mean by catastrophes are those situations that: Occur occasionally without much warning Require a particular and immediate response from the school bus driver.
Although school buses provide one of the safest modes of transportation, there are still school bus-related injuries (and unfortunately some fatalities) every year. Some of these are due to crashes with other vehicles; some are due to the school bus striking a pedestrian, bicyclist, or a passenger.
Adverse Weather Conditions. Instructor. Even during daylight hours, it's easier for motorists to identify motorcyclists if cyclists have their _____ on. In adverse weather conditions, reduced _____ is far more critical for motorcyclists than for drivers of other types of vehicles.
Vehicles going in all directions are required to stop whenever a school bus has stopped with its. Safe Driving in Bad Weather Conditions Introduction.
At some stage, all drivers are challenged by bad weather conditions. Many unfortunately underestimate the adjustments needed in driving technique. Researchers and statisticians in the U.S. found that 24% of all crashes occur during adverse weather conditions, including ice, snow, and rain.
Hours of Service (HOS) regulations are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and govern the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in the United regulations apply to truck drivers, commercial and intercity bus drivers, and school bus drivers who operate CMVs.
These rules limit the number of daily and weekly hours spent. Remind students to stay off the snow banks when waiting for the school bus Turns may be more difficult when snow banks limit visibility Beware of snow drifts Conventional buses may be able to go through a fairly good sized snow drift A transit-style Type D bus may not be able to go through drifts.
Record all responses that relate to weather. The goal here is to get participants to begin thinking about the wide variety of weather conditions that they might encounter.
Keep the focus on weather. Don't include other conditions that might be considered adverse, e.g., construction, animals on. Some also use them when the school bus is moving extremely slowly. Some school systems require that they be on at all times. II.B You may choose to present this section only if your school buses are equipped with this equipment.
If you do have this equipment, it is assumed that the school bus drivers have been taught how to use it. Driving Under Adverse Weather Conditions NHTSA School Bus Driver In-Service Safety Series Module Purpose To review the process for making decisions in an adverse weather situations.
To learn when to anticipate particular kinds of weather. Five Conditions Slippery roads Limited visibility Vehicle control problems Extreme temperatures. t kg and each bus, other than a school bus, with a GVWR of more than 4, kg.
improved visibility at night and during adverse weather conditions, and (3) elimination of blind spots by providing a broader field of vision around the vehicle. ABA noted that the improvements in during inclement weather, and (3) reduced driver. Also, check the weather before you leave. If you can take an alternate route to avoid the brunt of a weather system, do so.
You may also want to consider postponing your trip until the weather has improved. If you decide not to postpone, carry a map with you to prevent getting lost when visibility is low, and to show you alternate routes if.In situations where it is predicted that weather and road conditions will improve during the morning, the opening of schools may be delayed by TWO HOURS.
This means all bus routes and opening schedules will operate TWO HOURS later than usual. The balance of the school day and dismissal will be on a normal schedule.