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ERIC Number: EJ862957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Risky Roads
Stevenson, David
American School & University, v81 n3 p357-359 Nov 2008
A business that depends on a fleet of vehicles to deliver its products or services to customers usually recognizes the risk that comes with driving from one place to another. To an organization that does not see movement as part of its main mission, however, the need to consider transportation liability may be less obvious. In today's litigious environment, ignoring or underestimating the level of risk involved with transportation can be a costly mistake. Schools and universities, in particular, have multiple exposures that should not be overlooked by risk managers. These may include a football team with dozens of players and coaches that travels by bus to games, a simple excursion in which a teacher drives a student to a local event, or transportation outside the country for overseas programs. By working closely with their risk-control experts, education institutions can take steps to make sure they are covered adequately whenever students or staff members are on the move. This article presents a few examples illustrating the wide range of transportation risks associated with schools and universities and discusses some steps to consider in adopting practices to reduce risk from transportation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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