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Monday, 28 February 2011 18:17

In response to continued child fatalities around school bus stops, NAPT, the Public School Risk Institute, School Bus Safety Company and 247 Security Inc. are renewing a partnership to offer a comprehensive "Danger Zones" training program free of charge to school districts nationwide.

The Kansas State Department of Education released its National School Bus Loading and Unloading Zone Survey in January. The free DVD training offer was originally made last March.

Thirteen students were killed around the school bus stop last school year, down from the 17 fatalities recorded by states in 2008-2009 that occurred as the children stepped in front of their own school bus or fell beneath the rear wheels as they chased after it. Other children were killed when other motorists failed to heed the flashing lights and did not stop for the school bus.

The "Danger Zones" program is just one of many titles in the comprehensive Driver Training Course, which is one of six NAPT recommended products. In addition to a  20-minute DVD, school bus operators receive a trainer’s guide and a driver handout that cover all aspects of how drivers should behave to ensure that the danger zones are kept clear as well as how to prevent danger zone accidents.

As of Feb. 25, School Bus Safety Company said it had given away copies of the Danger Zones program to 2,508 school districts and contractors that operate 251,302 school buses, which represents 52 percent of the approximately 480,000 school buses operating in the United States.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2011 18:33