National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation (NASDPTS)
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The role of the school bus driver in ensuring the safe transportation of children to and from school and school-related activities is as important as any other link in the school transportation safety chain. Federal licensing and endorsements supplemented by state and local training are essential.

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Module 1 - See Something. Do Something: Intervening in Bullying behavior
    Trainer’s Guide, Overview, and Outline
    Presentation powerpoint presentation or PDF file
Module 2 - Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying
    Trainer’s Guide, Overview, and Outline
    Presentation powerpoint presentation or PDF file
Training Collaterals
    Binder cover
    Palm card

NTSB Recommendations and NASDPTS Response to Pedal Misapplication in Heavy Vehicles

In its investigation of five accidents involving heavy vehicles, including four involving school buses, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) suggested that pedal misapplication was a factor; that is, depressing the accelerator instead of, or in addition to, the brake pedal.  The following documents provide information and guidance that states, local school districts, charter schools, private schools, contractors, and school bus drivers can use to reduce the risks associated with pedal misapplication:





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