"Evaluation: School Bus Stop Areas for Student Pickup/Discharge" - Oklahoma

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Revised August 2016
Oklahoma State Department of Education -­­ 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard -­­ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-­­4599
EVALUATION: School Bus Stop Areas for Student Pickup/Discharge
School district personnel may use this form for evaluating local school bus route service to assure all
conditions are the safest possible for student school bus transportation. (Do not submit to the SDE.)
Date:
City:
District Name:
Person Conducting Evaluation:
Bus Number:
Route:
Bus Stop Location:
Use the answers to the following questions to guide you in determining the best bus stop location for
your students. Very few school bus stops will comply with all of the ideal characteristics listed below. In
spite of that, attempt to balance the conditions of each stop to provide the optimum level of safety.
Ideally the following answers will be yes;
1. Does this bus stop location allow all approaching drivers a clear vision area of at least 500 feet,
about 1 ½ blocks, to allow traffic to stop safely?
2. Is there a vehicle pull-­­out area at this bus stop location?
3. Is the designated student waiting area a safe distance from traffic?
4. Is t h i s b u s s t o p a r e a w e l l -­­lighted?
5. Are signs posted to advise motorists of a school bus stop area?
6. Is the speed limit posted at/near this bus stop area?
Ideally the following answers will be no;
7. Is this bus stop area at/near a busy intersection? How close?
8. Does the bus stop area have a registered sex-­­offender living within 2000 feet of a school bus stop
area?
9. Do the students have to cross a street to board or exit the bus at this location?
10. Do students
have to cross m ulti pl e-­­lane streets to get to the bus stop area?
11. Is there evidence of illegal drug or gang activity near this school bus stop?
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Revised August 2016
Oklahoma State Department of Education -­­ 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard -­­ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-­­4599
EVALUATION: School Bus Stop Areas for Student Pickup/Discharge
School district personnel may use this form for evaluating local school bus route service to assure all
conditions are the safest possible for student school bus transportation. (Do not submit to the SDE.)
Date:
City:
District Name:
Person Conducting Evaluation:
Bus Number:
Route:
Bus Stop Location:
Use the answers to the following questions to guide you in determining the best bus stop location for
your students. Very few school bus stops will comply with all of the ideal characteristics listed below. In
spite of that, attempt to balance the conditions of each stop to provide the optimum level of safety.
Ideally the following answers will be yes;
1. Does this bus stop location allow all approaching drivers a clear vision area of at least 500 feet,
about 1 ½ blocks, to allow traffic to stop safely?
2. Is there a vehicle pull-­­out area at this bus stop location?
3. Is the designated student waiting area a safe distance from traffic?
4. Is t h i s b u s s t o p a r e a w e l l -­­lighted?
5. Are signs posted to advise motorists of a school bus stop area?
6. Is the speed limit posted at/near this bus stop area?
Ideally the following answers will be no;
7. Is this bus stop area at/near a busy intersection? How close?
8. Does the bus stop area have a registered sex-­­offender living within 2000 feet of a school bus stop
area?
9. Do the students have to cross a street to board or exit the bus at this location?
10. Do students
have to cross m ulti pl e-­­lane streets to get to the bus stop area?
11. Is there evidence of illegal drug or gang activity near this school bus stop?
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Oklahoma State Department of Education -­­ 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard -­­ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-­­4599
EVALUATION: Traffic and Road Condition
School district personnel may use this form for evaluating local school bus routes to assure all conditions
are the safest possible for student school bus transportation. This report should be shared with local city
and county road authorities as needed. (Do not submit to the SDE.)
Date:
City:
District Name:
Person Conducting Evaluation:
Bus Number:
Route:
Bus Stop Location(s):
________________________________________________________________________________________
1. Traffic flow on this route.
Morning:
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Varies
Afternoon: Light
Moderate
Heavy
Varies
Comments:
2. Condition of roads on this route.
Dirt Roads:
Poor
Fair
Good
Comments:
Location:
Gravel Roads:
Poor
Fair
Good
Comments:
Location:
______________________________________________________________________
Paved Roads:
Poor
Fair
Good
Comments:
Location:
______________________________________________________________________
3. Additional hazardous road surface conditions and locations. ________________________________
4. Can width of all roads accommodate two oversized vehicles (i.e. two school buses)? Yes
No
Location of the narrow roads:
5. Is adequate road area provided for school bus "emergency evasive maneuvers?”
Yes
No
Location of problem areas:
6. Is visibility adequate when the bus approaches narrow bridge? Not applicable
Yes
No
If no, indicate location of the hazard.
7. Is the “maximum weight allowed” posted on all bridges on this route?
Yes
No
Is it safe for a school bus at full passenger capacity to travel over? Yes_____
No
Problem bridge locations:
8. List additional road conditions on the route you consider hazardous (steep downgrade, sharp turn,
etc.)
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Oklahoma State Department of Education -­­ 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard -­­ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-­­4599
EVALUATION: Intersections
School district personnel may use this form for evaluating local school bus routes to assure all conditions
are the safest possible for student school bus transportation. (Do not submit to the SDE.)
Date:
City:
District Name:
Person Conducting Evaluation:
Bus Number:
Route:
Bus Stop Location(s):
________________________________________________________________________________________
(A) Intersection Location:
1. Are traffic control devices present? No _____Yes
Describe type
2. Are there obstructions to bus driver’s visibility at this intersection? No
Yes
Describe:
3. Traffic flow at school bus route times: (a.m.)
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Varies
(p.m.)
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Varies
(B) Intersection Location:
1. Are traffic control devices present? No _____Yes
Describe type
2. Are there obstructions to bus driver’s visibility at this intersection? No
Yes
Describe:
3. Traffic flow at school bus route times: (a.m.)
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Varies
(p.m.)
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Varies
(C) Intersection Location:
1. Are traffic control devices present? No _____Yes
Describe type
2. Are there obstructions to bus driver’s visibility at this intersection? No
Yes
Describe:
3. Traffic flow at school bus route times: (a.m.)
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Varies
(p.m.)
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Varies
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Oklahoma State Department of Education -­­ 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard -­­ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-­­4599
EVALUATION: Turnabouts on Daily Bus Routes
School district personnel may use this form for evaluating local school bus routes to assure all conditions
are the safest possible for student school bus transportation. (Do not submit to the SDE.)
Date:
City:
District Name:
Person Conducting Evaluation:
Bus Number:
Route:
Bus Stop Location(s):
________________________________________________________________________________________
(A) Location of Turnabout:
1. Is there a sight-­­distance of at least 500 feet to allow traffic to stop safely?
Yes
No
2. Is there adequate area/space to safely back the bus from the roadway?
Yes
No
3. Are all students required to remain inside the bus during backing procedures?
Yes
No
4. Are there traffic signs posted to warn approaching traffic of the turnabout?
Yes
No
5. Is a speed limit posted at turnabout location? Yes
No
What is the speed limit?
(B) Location of Turnabout:
1. Is there a sight-­­distance of at least 500 feet to allow traffic to stop safely?
Yes
No
2. Is there adequate area/space to safely back the bus from the roadway?
Yes
No
3. Are all students required to remain inside the bus during backing procedures?
Yes
No
4. Are there traffic signs posted to warn approaching traffic of the turnabout?
Yes
No
5. Is a speed limit posted at turnabout location? Yes
No
What is the speed limit?
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Oklahoma State Department of Education -­­ 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard -­­ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-­­4599
EVALUATION: Railroad Crossings on School Bus Routes
School district personnel may use this form for evaluating local school bus routes to assure all conditions
are the safest possible for student school bus transportation. (Do not submit to the SDE.)
Date:
City:
District Name:
Person Conducting Evaluation:
Bus Number:
Route:
Bus Stop Location(s):
________________________________________________________________________________________
(A) Location of Railroad Crossing
Crossing Number
1. Is there sufficient distance between the railroad crossing and advanced warning sign?
2. Is your vision obstructed from seeing the railroad crossing signs?
3. Are the railroad markings on the pavement clearly visible?
4. Are the railroad signs clearly visible (cross-­­bucks)?
5. Are the railroad caution devices working (cross-­­bucks, lights, gates, and/or bells)?
6. When stopped fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail, is there an unobstructed sight distance of at
least one thousand (1000) feet in both rail directions? _____________________________________
7. Are there multiple rail tracks at this crossing?
If yes, are all rail tracks clearly visible?
8. If rail is parallel to roadway, is area adequate to stop the bus without interfering with traffic?
_____________________________________________________________________________________
(B) Location of Railroad Crossing
Crossing Number
1. Is there sufficient distance between the railroad crossing and advanced warning sign?
2. Is your vision obstructed from seeing the railroad crossing signs?
3. Are the railroad markings on the pavement clearly visible?
4. Are the railroad signs clearly visible (cross-­­bucks)?
5. Are the railroad caution devices working (cross-­­bucks, lights, gates, and/or bells)?
6. When stopped fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail, is there an unobstructed sight distance of at
least one thousand (1000) feet in both rail directions? _____________________________________
7. Are there multiple rail tracks at this crossing?
If yes, are all rail tracks clearly visible?
8. If rail is parallel to roadway, is area adequate to stop the bus without interfering with traffic?
__________________________________________________________________________________
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