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Title 4 . Education and Early Development
Chapter 27 . (Repealed)
Section 220. Minimum standards for school bus driver training courses

4 AAC 27.220. Minimum standards for school bus driver training courses

To successfully complete a school bus driver training course approved under 4 AAC 27.200(c) , a person must do the following to the satisfaction of the instructor:

(1) identify the major mechanical component systems of a school bus;

(2) complete a pre-trip inspection of a school bus;

(3) adjust the driver's seat of a school bus so that all controls can be reached easily;

(4) adjust the mirrors of a school bus for optimum visibility;

(5) demonstrate starting and stopping the bus smoothly using proper coordination of accelerator, clutch where applicable and brakes;

(6) stop a school bus a specified distance from another object or point using over the hood, rear and curb reference points;

(7) where applicable shift gears on a moving school bus in a manner that provides a safe ride to passengers and avoids damage and unnecessary wear to the bus components;

(8) where applicable, demonstrate the use of shifting in slowing and stopping the bus;

(9) turn a corner in a school bus while keeping the bus in the correct lane of traffic;

(10) back up a school bus in a straight line, and turn the bus around by backing into a side street under conditions of both ample and limited space;

(11) explain and demonstrate defensive driving skills which may help prevent accidents in school buses in spite of incorrect actions of others;

(12) demonstrate procedures for properly loading and unloading students;

(13) explain techniques for managing the behavior of students on a school bus in a positive way;

(14) explain proper actions to take during driving emergencies;

(15) locate and explain how to use emergency equipment found on school buses;

(16) explain and demonstrate procedures for safely positioning a school bus on a road after a mechanical breakdown or emergency situation;

(17) demonstrate procedures for safely evacuating passengers of a school bus; and

(18) demonstrate procedures for properly crossing railroad tracks in a school bus.

History: Eff. 3/15/89, Register 109

Authority: AS 14.07.020 (a)

AS 14.07.060

AS 28.15.046 (b)


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