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When you hear the words “danger zone”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you start singing the lyrics “Highway to the Danger Zone” in your head, you’re not alone. Kenny Loggins danger zone is what a lot of people think, but today we are getting away from Top Gun and discussing the danger zone as it relates to school bus transportation. A school bus has certain spots surrounding the exterior of the bus where it is difficult to see a pedestrian’s physical location.
School Bus Safety Report Card for Ohio by Steve Gardner Founder/President Gardian Angel, LLC
www.GardianAngelLLC.com Qualifications of Presenter • 20 years of experience as an ASE certified school bus mechanic
• 15 years of experience as a transportation supervisor
• Credited with organizing the first mock school bus disaster in the state of Ohio in 1996, which involved mentally and physically challenged individuals
• Inventor of the patented Gardian Angel® School Bu
The life of a school bus driver entails a lot more than you think. It’s a job where you aren’t thanked much from your supervisors; as a matter of fact you are more likely to get scolded. These wonderful people provide a service that most transportation supervisors don’t want to do. They are horribly underpaid and yet are the first on the chopping block for any instances that arise. The school bus driver’s life just got a little easier and they love it. The Gardian Angel®
Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s) don’t have a filament that burns out; instead the light gradually reduces and gets dimmer throughout time. All Gardian Angel® school bus lights come with a two year warranty. The white light has a life expectancy of over 50,000 hours. Putting the life expectancy for the Gardian Angel® led bus lights in perspective, halogens offer about 300 hours for a comparison. Gardian Angel®’s LED technology ensures the product exceeds FMVSS 108 requirements
Although the school bus is the often times referred to as the safest vehicle on the road—there are still improvements that can be made to make sure your children are safer. Specifically referencing there is a lot of buses on the road that are between 10 – 20 years old. Just like your baby’s crib, its safety is great for the first kid but then decreases as time progresses. Because school bus funding is usually on the low side (with the exceptions of grants), we need to ret
The latest data provided by the National School Bus Loading and Unloading Survey shows that during the 2016-2017 school years, that 8 students were killed throughout the U.S. in the loading and unloading zone aka. “Danger Zone” Three of the 8 mentioned in this report were students whom were struck and killed by drivers who illegally ignored the extended stop-arm and flashing red lights of the school bus. These fatalities occurred in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
The school bus industry is compelled to retrofit its school buses with light-emitting diode technology (LED) lights. These lights are growing in popularity among school bus drivers, the public and leading transportation officials. LEDs are also a more affordable option when compared to incandescent lights, due to their lower operating costs and improved safety measures for students. A great example of this technology is the Gardian Angel®. At their website www.GardianAng
A sobering fact on this Skyscraper Day. “From 2003 to 2012, 174 school-age children died in school-transportation related crashes, 55 were occupants of school transportation vehicles and 119 were pedestrians. “ If each child’s life represents one floor in a building, it would exceed the tallest building in the western hemisphere, One World Trade Center, which soars above the city skyline at 104 stories. Compare that to the 119 stories that were taken away from their families