There are many aspects to safety on school buses. We need to give consideration to the colder weather we are now experiencing, even in the south. Cold months often mean being plagued with fogged up windshields and windows. These tips will help bus drivers get the day going safely and efficiently and can even be used on your personal vehicles:
Fixing Foggy Windshields –
- Keep a chalk board eraser handy. Using one on the inside of the windshield can wipe away the fog without leaving a smudgy mess.
- Opening the window for a few moments and letting some fresh air in will also help.
- Put shaving cream on the inside of your windshield – it has a lot of the same ingredients that commercial defoggers have and leaves a layer on the windshield to keep the fog off.
- Keep moisture out of the bus by
- Filling a stocking with kitty litter to absorb moisture
- Leave a few windows open at night to let cold air in
- Don’t leave water bottles or other drinks open in the bus. The moisture will produce frost on the inside of the windows
- Use the A/C when you can. The compressor takes the humidity out of the air.
Next week we talk about how you can use socks other ways than keeping your feet warm!