ERIC Number: EJ809916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 12
Stop! Look! Listen!: Are Your Child Transportation Policies Safe?
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, v30 n5 p74-76 Sep-Oct 2008
Transportation is an important issue to consider when operating a program for the young. Children must be able to get to school, gym, church, or where the care is being provided, and back home. If the parent provides the ride for their own child, everything is fine. If an organization assumes responsibility for getting children to and from a particular place, it automatically assumes the responsibility of performing this job safely. It also means that they oversee different drivers and vehicles whose safety must be controlled. Wise providers: (1) stop and contemplate why they want to transport children; (2) look to identify transportation options; and (3) listen to their insurance company and lawyers about ways to reduce risk. In this article, the author suggests that centers take an active position on ensuring that the drivers they use are competent, and the vehicles they put their precious cargo in are safe.
Descriptors: Transportation, Insurance, School Policy, Legal Responsibility, Risk, Motor Vehicles, Traffic Safety, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A