27 Oct '14, 8pm

Prop arms help train bus drivers to check mirrors thoroughly:

Prop arms help train bus drivers to check mirrors thoroughly:

A new arm-like prop can be placed around school buses to help train drivers to thoroughly check their mirrors for students in the danger zone. The product, called “Can You See Me,” was created by veteran school bus driver Victoria DeCarlo, who also invented the Steffi Crossing Enhancer . Transportation managers and trainers can place the arms in various places around the bus, such as along the side or below the front bumper. The idea is to reinforce the notion that a child next to the bus isn’t always easy to see. DeCarlo said that the “Can You See Me” arm “basically trains the driver to look beyond the expected.” “The expected” might be a person standing upright in clear view. But a closer look in the mirrors might be needed to spot a child bending down to pick up a dropped item — a situation that has ended in tragedy in some cases. In new driver training, for example, th...

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