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Protecting the 1.2 million Texas schoolchildren who ride school buses is a priority of TEEX’s Transportation Training Division. The 1999-2000 Texas School Bus Driver Training Schools provide behind-the-wheel as well as classroom instruction for bus driver trainers across the state of Texas.

TEEX has joined with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide high-quality training for bus driver trainers from numerous school districts around the state. The intensive, five-day course is aimed at reducing the number of school bus-related crashes and injuries. The training includes hands-on exercises involving parallel parking, precision turning and backing, emergency evacuation tactics and railroad crossing procedures.

The program has a 4-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio that allows more one-on-one learning, and participants are able to spend 65 percent of their time practicing behind the wheel of a bus. Participants attending the school are very positive about the benefits of the hands-on training. Some school districts have even reported a reduction of school bus-related crashes and have attributed it in part to the train-the-trainer schools.

The 1999-2000 schools are scheduled for October 2-6, 1999, March 24-28, 2000, and June 3-7, 2000, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

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Kathy Fraser

Director of Marketing and Communications

Course covered lots of information but instructors made sure it was all covered and everyone understood before moving forward.

— Forensic Technician
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