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School Transportation Safety - Alternate Transportation Routes


When possible, alternate routes should be in place so drivers can vary their daily routes. In all safety plans, varying one's daily routes to and from school is suggested. In some locales, it is almost impossible to vary routes. However, most drivers know of alternate routes when traffic backs up or there is gridlock within the city. These routes should be known to all those responsible for transportation.


In locales that are deemed "at risk" the varying of routes should be implemented. There should be no pattern to the alternate routes. If there are three routes, 1, 2 and 3, then the driver should never drive route 1 on Monday, route 2 on Tuesday, route 3 on Wednesday and then start over on Thursday. It would be better to vary routes so no pattern
is established.



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