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19 TABLE 35 TABLE 38 HAVE YOU GIVEN SECURITY DO YOU CONDUCT AWARENESS TRAINING FOR EVACUATION DRILLS WITH YOUR DRIVERS IN THE PAST SPECIAL NEEDS 5 YEARS? PASSENGERS? Responses Responses Yes 68 Yes 128 No 29 No 31 Total 97 Total 159 so, how often (Table 39). A majority of respondents indi- TABLE 39 cated drills are performed, whereas one-fifth reported having IF YES, HOW OFTEN? no such drills. Of those performing the drills, a majority indi- Frequency Responses cated the drills are completed twice a year, whereas approx- imately one-quarter reported annual drills. Annually 30 2 times per year with regular 1 passengers 2 times per year 67 CLOSING COMMENTS BY RESPONDENTS 3 times per year 13 4 times per year 1 Table 40 shows the responses for the question: "Are there 9 times per year 1 any special or unique safety concerns to school bus opera- 14 times per year 1 tions you believe were not addressed in this survey?" As determined by state or district 1 Although some of the issues listed below were addressed to policy some extent in the survey, it may be the case that respondents Infrequently 1 felt some of these issues (e.g., security) should have received Total 116 more attention. TABLE 40 ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL OR UNIQUE SAFETY TABLE 36 CONCERNS TO SCHOOL BUS OPERATIONS YOU WHAT DO YOU OR YOUR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS DO TO BELIEVE WERE NOT ADDRESSED IN THIS SURVEY? ENSURE YOUR/THEIR BUS IS SAFE IN TERMS OF (Open Ended) SECURITY? (Open Ended) Response Category Responses Response Category Responses No suggestions 38 Pre- and post-trip inspections 59 Violence/security issues 5 Keep buses and yards locked 31 Funding 4 Vigilance 17 Special needs students 3 Training 14 Educating the public 2 Cameras 7 Management/training issues 2 Other 4 Safety of students at bus stops (harm from others) 2 Improve communication 6 Seat belts on buses 2 Making sure unauthorized people are not on the bus 5 Driver physical standards 2 Total 143 Parent involvement 1 Updating equipment 1 Routing 1 Uniform background checks 1 TABLE 37 Car seats/boosters 1 DO YOU HAVE AN Hood wind blow over 1 EVACUATION PLAN FOR Lighting in stairwells 1 YOUR INDIVIDUAL SPECIAL NEEDS PASSENGERS? Windows/windshields 1 First aid 1 Responses Hazard reporting 1 Monitors/aides on buses 1 Yes 147 Hazardous materials training 1 No 9 Separating bus and other traffic at schools 1 Total 156 Total 73