Hawaii - Transportation Safety—safety training: Program Requirement

Program Requirement
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State law requires districts to establish transportation plans or policies addressing bus driver safety training.

H.R.S. §286-181 Pupil transportation safety.

(e) The department of transportation shall adopt safety rules and standards relating to school vehicles, equipment, and drivers, including but not limited to:

  • (1) School vehicle and school vehicle equipment design, construction, and identification;

  • (2) School vehicle driver qualification and training as required by law;

  • (3) School vehicle operation;

  • (4) School vehicle maintenance and maintenance records;

  • (5) Special school vehicle safety inspections;

  • (6) Criteria for passenger loading and unloading safety areas; and

  • (7) Procedures and criteria for the granting of exemptions permitted under subsections (b), (c), and (d)
    provided that the rules and standards shall permit the use of small buses or vans weighing less than ten thousand pounds for the transportation of pupils of a day care center, child care facility, headstart program, and preschool, or of school pupils and school staffs to and from school-related activities.

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