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Maine Department of Education

 

Pupil Transportation Safety, Employment and Training Report

School Year 2003-2004

 

 

SAFETY AND STUDENT TRAINING:

 

1. Number of School Bus Related Crashes Reported

114

2. Number of Crashes Reported by the District as Preventable

101

3. Number of Crashes Reported - Due to Bus Driver Error

73

4. Number of Crashes Reported - Due to Mechanical Failure

2

5. Number of Student Bus Passengers Reported as Injured

10

6. Number of Bus Drivers Reported as Injured

4

7.      Number of Fatalities in reported School Bus Related Crashes:

A.     Student Passengers on School Buses

B.     Student Pedestrians Danger Zone or Bus Stop

C.     School Bus Drivers

 

0

0

0

8. Maine State Police School Bus Inspections: % out of Service

NA

9. Number of SAUs that Reported They Do Not Fully Comply with the Twice Annual Requirement for Safe Riding Practices and School Bus Evacuation Training for All Students

48

(18.5%)

10. Number of Non-conforming Vehicles Reported In Use to Transport Students

238

 

 

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING:

 

1. Total Number of Female Drivers Reported Employed.

1278

2. Total Number of Male Drivers Reported Employed.

1597

3. Total Number of New Bus Drivers Hired between 7/1/03 and 6/30/04.

215

4. Average Number of Hours of Initial Training Provided New Drivers by SAUs that Reported New-hire Training for Bus Drivers.

25 Hrs.

5. Number of SAUs That Hired New Drivers but Reported 8 Hours or less of Initial Training.

27 SAUs

6. Number of New Drivers Who Received 8 hours or less of Initial Training by the Hiring SAU.

48 Drivers

7. Average Number of Hours of In-service Training Provided Existing Drivers By SAUs that Reported In-service Training for Bus Drivers.

15 Hrs.

8. Number of SAUs That Reported Zero Hours of In-service Training for Existing Drivers.

44 SAUs

9. Number of SAUs That Reported Less than 8 Hours of In-service Training for Existing Drivers.

115 SAUs

10. Number of Drivers Who Received Less than 8 Hours of In-Service Training.

606 Drivers

11. Number of Drivers and Mechanics that Participated in MAPT/DOE Regional Safety Conferences

741

12. Number of Drivers and Mechanics that Participated in MAPT/DOE Annual Safety Conference

433