Bus drivers undergo training in Dougherty County
With two accidents involving school buses in Dougherty County in the past week, some are wondering if the bus driver is responsible and what kind of training drivers are required to go through.
R.D Harter with the Dougherty County School System confirmed that neither of these incidents were the fault of either of the drivers. Harter is confident that each and every bus driver within DCSS has received adequate training and knows what they're doing.
Kenneth Williams, the transportation director, says each candidate goes through a background check including their driving record before they even get to the training. Once they are cleared, they are required to take a 12 hour training class and then they spend 6 hours driving the bus with students and 6 hours without them.
Williams also said they attend transportation meetings every 2 months and are required to go back through the 12 hour training course every 2 years.
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