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The Safety Condition of the School Bus Transportation in Kindergartens and Child Care Centers

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2013, 9(2), pp.73-94
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

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1한국생활안전연합

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ABSTRACT

This study focused on analyzing the current safety condition of the school bus transportation in both kindergartens and child care centers, comparing the two facilities in terms of the actual safety condition of the school buses, and monitoring the operational condition of the school bus transportation in accordance to the times of dropping off and picking up children. The data were collected by 30 mothers divided into 15 monitoring groups of two, and the monitors had observed 401 early childhood institution vehicles on site. Chi-square test and t-test using SPSS 17.0 program were used to analyze the collected data. The results were as follows. 62.3% of the school buses run by early childhood institutions was mini buses seating up to 15 people, and the buses that met with the Vehicle Safety Standards (4 standards) were only 7.5%. The school buses that the safety assistant teachers were on board were 92.3%. While 83% of the safety assistant safely guided children's getting off from the buses, 25% of the schools drivers was found unsafe with their driving. 88.5% of motorists did not follow safety regulations for early childhood transportation. There were significant difference in safety devices equipped on the vehicles of kindergartens and child care centers in accordance to the Vehicle Safety Standards of Korea, safety driving behaviour of the school bus drivers, and in safety awareness of motorists traveling around the school bus. And there were statistically significant differences in not only whether the school bus safety assistant was on board or not, but also the school bus stop points in accordance to the times of dropping off and picking up children.

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