Winter driving tips for school bus drivers

Maritza Hernandez,

Of course, when hazardous conditions exist, schools are closed, and no buses are on the road. However, when caught unexpectedly in or even after a significant winter weather event, bus drivers take on the responsibility of transporting the children safely. How do they do this?

Winter driving conditions can cause delays

Traveling on snowy, icy roads can cause a driver to become delayed due to reduced speeds or obstacles such as snow drifts. School bus drivers are keenly aware that they are transporting society’s most valuable asset – their children. So, these drivers trained in winter weather driving and operating well equipped vehicles deliver the children safely to school and home. Schools and parents work together to establish procedures in case of unforeseeable delays but how do school bus drivers prepare?

Preparation for winter weather driving

Driving a school bus can be stressful so winter driving conditions make an already tough job more difficult. Safety can be improved, and driver stress reduced with preparation. How? With specialized winter driving training, well equipped and maintained vehicles the driver can focus on the task at hand. But, what about the bus itself? By employing a few strategies and solutions, driving performance in poor conditions can be improved.

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Maritza Hernandez

About Maritza Hernandez

Maritza is the Marketing Coordinator at Onspot of North America. She has been with Onspot for nine years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Investigative Services. She moved from Connecticut to Indiana in 2016. When she is not working, she can be found reading, walking her dog Petey or discovering the sights and sounds of Indiana.
Maritza est la coordonnatrice du marketing chez Onspot en Amérique du Nord. Elle travaille chez Onspot depuis neuf ans et est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en sciences en justice pénale - Services d'enquête. Elle a déménagé du Connecticut à l'Indiana en 2016. Lorsqu'elle ne travaille pas, on peut la trouver en train de lire, promener son chien Petey ou découvrir les images et les sons de l'Indiana.
Maritza är marknadskoordinator på Onspot i Nordamerika. Hon har varit hos Onspot i nio år och har en Bachelor of Science i Criminal Justice - Investigative Services. Hon flyttade från Connecticut till Indiana 2016. När hon inte arbetar, kan hon hittas läsaande, rasta sin hund Petey eller upptäcka Indiana's sevärdheter.

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