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ERIC Number: ED253756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Driver Behavior and Motivation.
Thomas, Patricia
School bus driver behavior and motivation are continuing concerns for leaders/administrators in the field of transportation. Motivation begins with selection of a potential new driver. Drivers must like children and be patient, loyal, and punctual. The applicant's background must be verified, in view of the national concern for child safety. Motivation begins from the moment an application from a potential new driver is accepted. Good communication is essential, and a driver's manual is the best tool for establishing procedures, rules, and regulations and providing the direction necessary for a consistent operation. One can never spend too much time in driver training, and quality instructors for driver training and safety programs are the key to maintaining a safe, effective, and efficient transportation system. Continuous driver education and information is a priority. A good supervisor becomes involved with drivers, since his/her involvement motivates them. Of the many duties and responsibilities of a school bus driver, human relations skills are very important. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toms River Regional Schools, NJ.
Identifiers: Bus Drivers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of School Business Officials (70th, Atlantic City, NJ, October 14-18, 1984). For a related document, see CE 040 809.