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PARATRANSIT DRIVER CHECK RIDE FORM

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PARATRANSIT DRIVER CHECK RIDE FORM

    PARATRANSIT DRIVER RIDE CHECK FORM

Driver: Date:

    Supervisor: Time:

Section 1 Basic Operations Circle Yes or No

    General Observations:

    1. Is the driver in proper uniform? Y or N

    2. Does the driver project a professional appearance? Y or N 3. Is the vehicle’s interior clean and in good order? Y or N

    4. Are tie-downs, etc. stored safely and out of the way? Y or N 5. Is the vehicle’s exterior clean or reasonably clean considering the weather? Y or N

Review the Driver’s Pre-Trip Inspection Form:

    1. Is the interior checklist completed properly? Y or N

    2. Were the registration, inspection, extinguisher date and other such items checked? Y or N 3. Are any problems with the vehicle described accurately? Y or N 4. Are the exterior diagrams marked appropriately with body damage? Y or N 5. Is the form signed & dated with the correct vehicle number listed? Y or N

Review the Driver’s Manifest:

    1. Is the driver following his/her manifest in the proper order? Y or N 2. Is the driver operating on time? Y or N

    3. Does the driver call the Dispatcher if problems arise? Y or N 4. Does the driver take the most direct route between stops? Y or N 5. Is the manifest completed clearly and accurately? Y or N

Section 2 Driving & Safety Habits

    General Driving Skills:

    1. Is the vehicle driven at appropriate speeds and within limits? Y or N 2. Does the driver slow down for corners, bumps, etc. and provide a smooth ride? Y or N 3. Are headlights and appropriate signals/flashers used? Y or N 4. Does the driver keep adequate space cushions around the vehicle? Y or N 5. Does the driver keep both hands on the steering wheel? Y or N 6. Is the driver prepared for the unexpected when approaching intersections? Y or N 7. Does the driver check his/her mirrors appropriately? Y or N 8. Does the driver consistently wear his/her seat belt? Y or N 9. Does the driver stop at railroad crossings and refrain from turning “right on red”? Y or N

    10. Does the driver obey traffic signals, warning signs, etc.? Y or N

Wheelchair Lift Procedures:

    1. Is the vehicle positioned with plenty of clear, level room for loading? Y or N 2. Is the vehicle secured properly with emergency brake, hazard lights, etc.? Y or N 3. Is the lift lowered and deployed using proper care for the equipment? Y or N 4. Does the driver reassure and “talk the passenger through” the lift process? Y or N

    5. Are the wheelchair’s brakes locked during lift operations? Y or N

    6. Does the driver keep at least one hand on the wheelchair during lift operations? Y or N 7. Is the lift operated smoothly without “fits and starts”? Y or N

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    8. Does the driver refrain from leaving the passenger unattended on the lift platform? Y or N 9. Does the driver secure the wheelchair appropriately in the vehicle? Y or N 10. Does the driver take five minutes or less to load and secure the passenger? Y or N

Section 3 Public Relations and Passenger Assistance

    Public Relations Techniques:

    1. Are passengers generally greeted with a smile and made to feel welcome? Y or N 2. Does the driver listen to and pay attention to his/her passengers? Y or N 3. Is the atmosphere comfortable (appropriate sound levels, temperatures, etc.)? Y or N 4. Is the driver courteous and polite in his/her requests and instructions? Y or N 5. Are disruptions handled appropriately and is control maintained on the vehicle? Y or N

Passenger Assistance Techniques:

    1. Does the driver offer assistance to elderly and/or disabled passengers? Y or N 2. Does the driver leave his/her seat to assist boarding passengers if needed? Y or N 3. Are proper assistance techniques and good body mechanics in evidence? Y or N 4. Does the driver ensure, and/or assist with, passenger seat belt use? Y or N 5. Does the driver ensure that all passengers are seated before moving the vehicle? Y or N

Section 4 Knowledge of Operating Procedures

    46-50. For this section of the evaluation, the Supervisor should ask the driver to describe several

    of the procedures outlined in the Operations Manual (Breakdown Procedure, Accident

    Procedure, Vehicle Evacuation Procedure, etc.). The driver should be able to

    demonstrate a working knowledge of what he/she would do in each circumstance. This

    section is worth 5 points out of a total of 50, or 10% of the total evaluation.

     Procedures Covered: Score

     Total Score:

    General Observations & Improvement Goals

Evaluating Supervisor’s Signature: Date:

    By signing below, I verify that I have had the opportunity to discuss this Check Ride with the Supervisor who evaluated me today.

    Driver’s Signature: Date:

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