School Bus Drivers
Transporting children back and forth to school is one of the most important assignments any professional driver will ever have. To help school bus drivers do their job, Operation Lifesaver offers training tools to teach safe procedures for navigating highway-rail grade crossings along their routes.
Resources for School Bus Drivers
e-Learning for School Bus Drivers - learn more (see middle sidebar block, below right)
View and download our "See Tracks? Think Train!" school bus safety poster (right)
Check our out Safety Tips for School Bus Drivers
Decide Smart, Arrive Safe is Operation Lifesaver's Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Awareness training for school bus drivers. Produced in cooperation with the pupil transportation industry and U.S. DOT for Operation Lifesaver, Inc., this video alerts school bus drivers to potential dangers existing at highway-rail grade crossings, outlining the steps necessary to help ensure the safety of students in their care.
View a preview of the Decide Smart, Arrive Safe video.
Audience: School bus drivers, Transportation and Education Directors, etc.
Length: 18:00 minutes
Cost: $10.00 (Video/DVD)
Format: Video and Training Kit, or Video, DVD or CD only. Teaching materials include Instructor's Guide, Student Notes, Safety Quiz and Video.
Training Materials - Download OLI's Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Training for School Bus Drivers materials below in PDF format.
- Driver's Guide (8 pages)
- School Bus Driver Safety Quiz UPDATED
- Instructor's Guide (12 pages) UPDATED
- School Bus Driver Safety Quiz answers UPDATED
Other School Bus Driver Materials
- "Money Taxi" School Bus Driver Challenge Game (see sidebar block, bottom right)
- Download the Most Important Stop of the Day safety poster (pdf)
- Download the Safely Manage your Route to School poster (pdf)
Download our School Bus Poster
This great poster is part of our national "See Tracks? Think Train!" rail safety awareness campaign. Download it here.
School Bus Driver e-Learning
Operation Lifesaver's School Bus Driver e-Learning Program is an interactive online experience for public and private school bus drivers, designed to bring attention to choices a driver must make around tracks and trains. So hop into the driver's seat of the school bus and progress through a series of scenarios that build knowledge of railroad crossing safety. Visit http://oli.org/schoolbusdriver to start your journey.
Interactive Game Helps School Bus Drivers Cross Tracks Safely
Operation Lifesaver (OL) has a computer-based challenge for school bus drivers that prepares them to safely cross railroad tracks. The "Money Taxi" game is similar to a TV quiz show, but instead of taxicab passengers, school bus drivers compete to answer questions related to safety at highway-rail intersections. The tool can be used by a single player or as a challenge between teams.
(Game requires Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or higher)