Studying, memorizing, and worrying about mistakes can be overwhelming. However, the process should not hold you back. When you stick to the common-sense basics of safety, you can get the most out of your transit safety training and have a rewarding career. See the list below for some basic transit safety rules.
- Make safety your first priority.
- Do not put timeliness ahead of safety.
- Bring any potential safety risks to the attention of your supervisor if you cannot address them directly.
- Make regular walk-around checks.
- Make inspections both before and after each trip.
- Check for proper mirror positioning and damage to tires, for example.
- Keep a safe distance.
- Buses take longer to come to a complete stop than cars do.
- Avoid accidents by not following too closely.
- Be mindful of blind spots.
- The size of a bus allows for significant blind spots.
- Take extra care when changing lanes.
- Keep weather conditions in mind.
- Keep yourself up to date with local weather reports.
- Be especially mindful of your speed in both rainy and snowy conditions.
- Know your bus routes.
- Have any applicable alternate routes memorized.
- Keep a GPS and/or paper map accessible.
About Transit & Paratransit Company | Transit Safety Training
For more than 30 years, the safety experts at the Transit & Paratransit Company have been designing bus driver training programs to reduce accidents and improve the safety of bus drivers and passengers. Over 450 agencies and almost every major contractor use the TAPTCO training courses at every location. They are the highest standard in the industry.
The TAPTCO training courses are video-based and delivered by many professional narrators. They clearly show the desired behaviors. There are many techniques to maintain trainee attention such as driver pop-ups, alternative views and many stops to provoke discussion.
These courses have been professionally created involving industry experts, industrial psychologists, learning strategists and far exceed any training materials created by a location themself. Learn more at https://taptco.com/.