Keeping Children Safe on the Ride to School
Original Air Date:
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Two Alberta school bus drivers are fighting forced retirement at age 65. It’s a policy several school divisions have mandated citing student safety as the primary concern.
Currently, the tool most often used to determine driver fitness is a medical test. However, some experts say that isn't the best measure of capabilities in handling unpredictable conditions... both on the road and in the bus.
Why is mandatory retirement used by some school divisions and not others? At what point should bus drivers be forced to hang up the keys?
Joining us for this discussion is Dr. Allen Dobbs, Chief Scientific Officer of DriveABLE Assessment Centres and Professor Emeritus in Psychology and Neurosciences with the University of Alberta; and Brenda Johnson, President of the Student Transportation Association of Alberta and the Battle River School Division Director of Transportation.
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