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Categories: Transportation

Student Safety Door to Door, Part II

TASA ID: 1013

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with transportation and traffic engineering expert Carl Berkowitz, presented a free, one hour, interactive webinar on the nation’s most important safety topic, Student Safety Door to Door, Part II, for all legal professionals.

For more than 20 million youngsters, each day begins and ends with a trip on a bus. In addition, 10 percent of all K to 8th graders walk or bicycle to and from school, while others are driven. The greatest risks to students occur not only while riding the bus, but also while walking to and from school and walking to and from the school bus or auto drop off. The purpose of this program is to provide an overview of student safety while they are being transported to and from school.

During the webinar, the presenter discussed creating a safe student travel environment. The key topics covered included:
  1. Student safety management
  2. Federal safety standards
  3. Driver selection and training
  4. Driver conditions
  5. Safe school premises
  6. Supervision
  7. New technologies for safe travel
  8. Accident investigation techniques

About the Expert

Carl Berkowitz has extensive, broad-based transportation and traffic engineering experience. Held positions in industry, government and higher education. Plaintiff and defendant expert. Explains complex technical issues, research and safety evaluations. Expertise: pedestrian-passenger; passenger terminal/station; school, transit, commuter bus; subway; light and commuter rail; passengers on track; rail crossing; bicycle and motorcycle; pedestrian-vehicle collision; slip, trip and fall.
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