Brookhurst Insurance provides commercial auto insurance to all types of businesses across California and the United States. We are located in Encino, California and are available to serve all of your business’s general liability needs.

Transporting students is a major risk. School bus drivers have to not only navigate the common risks of being on the road, such as distracted or aggressive drivers, congested traffic, and poor weather conditions, but also be accountable for the safety of the school children they’re carrying.

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The job of school bus drivers and contractors involves considerable liability and other unique exposures that are not necessarily encountered by commercial bus drivers. Fortunately, most schools that employ the bus drivers and contractors usually supply the necessary insurance coverage for the vehicle and the driver.

If you’re looking for better protection at cheaper pricing, Brookhurst Insurance brokers can help you shop around for the best insurance products and rates for school bus drivers and contractors in your state and region.

Keep a Good Driving Record

Insurers typically take several measures to reduce the risk, such as driver screening and driver training. Although contractors are qualified for the job, they should try to maintain a good driving record, with no citations, in order to attract good discounts on insurance products.

Generally, all insurance policies reward a clean driving record by reducing the insurance rates and granting cash back bonuses. This means avoiding speeding tickets, traffic violations, reckless operation, and DUI/OVI offenses.

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Know the School Bus Laws for Safe Driving

To reduce the risk of being cited for a traffic offense when driving a school bus, you should try to implement as many of the state laws as possible.

These may include maintaining a distance of 20 feet from other vehicles when stopping; being attentive to what the children are doing before setting off or when stopping; and driving slowly and cautiously while watching for other road dangers.

Get Cheap School Bus Driver Insurance Quotes Today

Although the school employing the driver is the one that carries the insurance policy, prioritizing safety and being a responsible road user can lead to cheaper rates. Contact Brookhurst insurance agents today for a chance to get the best insurance rates in your state.