School Bus Driver Improvement Course (SBDIC)


Course Description
This course is a “Ministry – Approved School Bus Driver Improvement Course” that meets the requirements of applicants for a B or E class driver’s licence. In this one day course, participants will discover the legislative regulations and requirements, characteristics of a defensive bus driver, steps and techniques in the development of defensive school bus drivers.
Who Should Attend?

Any person requiring the completion of a defensive driving course to obtain their B or E class licence.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand HTA and O’Reg. specific to school buses;
  • Understand Operator and driver responsibilities under the legislation;
  • Understand how to perform proper vehicle inspections as required under the legislation;
  • Understand the Hours of Service regulations;
  • Understand the characteristics that make a good defensive driver;
  • Understanding factors that would influence your ability to be a good defensive driver;
  • Understanding vehicle dynamics;
  • Understanding vehicle braking systems;
  • Understanding the adjustments required for natural changes in nature;
  • Understanding the adjustments required in the changes of weather;
  • Understanding the adjustments required for traffic and road conditions;
  • Understanding the need to be aware of blind spots and danger zones that are common to school buses;
  • Understanding the ABC’s of a defensive driver;
  • Understanding the proper procedures to follow regarding passengers;
  • Understanding the safety equipment requirements;
  • Understanding proper emergency procedures;

Format:

Interactive classroom instruction

Certification:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an approved MTO registered certificate.

Location:

Client on-site locations or as per Ontario Safety League schedule.

Duration:  1 day; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Course Dates:  2017:  Feb 9, Jun 22, Aug 24, Nov 2  ……….    (and at such times as demand allows)

Fee:          $175+HST