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II. Special safety precautions for school bus drivers
 
Reversing a school-bus
 
Use care and caution when you are backing a school-bus. Use the rearview mirror, turn and look back and have someone give directions. The spotter must stand behind the bus and be visible to the driver in the mirror. If a spotter is not available, the driver must leave the bus and check the vehicle path for obstructions. Upon returning inside the bus, open the window and listen while backing slowly and cautiously. Being alert and watching traffic conditions around the vehicle at all times. Drivers should not back up their vehicles on school grounds or at loading or unloading stops, or zones without proper guidance and signals from a responsible person outside the bus.