ERIC Number: ED358556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Washington State Task Force on Student Transportation Safety. Final Report.
Washington State Legislature, Olympia.
Findings of a study conducted by the Washington State Task Force on Student Transportation Safety are presented in this report. The data-collection process involved four phases: meetings with experts in student transportation and pedestrian safety; public meetings, informational work sessions, and tours of problems areas; task force meetings; and analysis of public comments. Findings are presented in two categories--the safety of children walking to and from school, and their safety while riding school buses. Eleven recommendations are made, with special attention to the background of and action required for each. The recommendations are as follows: (1) create a School Sidewalk, Pathway, and Bus Stop Improvement Program; (2) establish developer impact fees for sidewalks, pathways, and school bus stops; (3) require school bus stops in new subdivisions; (4) establish statewide rules for crosswalk safety; (5) change laws for school bus stop violators; (6) provide resources for drivers of special-need students; (7) provide school bus drivers with student management resources; (8) equip school buses with crossing arms; (9) mandate a school safety education program; (10) provide hazardous walking funding for social problems; and (11) replace obsolete school buses. A list of task force members and a table of the recommendations' estimated costs are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislature, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington