Backing Up Buses


Imlay City Schools Transportation Practice Regarding Backing Up Buses:  The backing up of a school bus shall be avoided whenever possible.  At school bus turnarounds, pupils shall be required to board the school bus before backing through the turnaround.


When backing up, a bus driver should turn on hazard lights, check both the right and left mirrors, and honk the horn two times.  Some buses, however, have an existing back up alarm.  In such cases, drivers will honk the horn twice when practicable.


Drivers will conduct backup maneuverings with pupils on board (e.g. – during on-loading, pupils are loaded first then the backup maneuver is conducted, and during off-loading, the maneuver is conducted first, then pupils are off-loaded)


Bus Garage • 1039 S. Blacks Corners Road • Imlay City, MI • 48444 
Phone: 810-724-9852 • Fax: 810-724-9892

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