Center for Business & Industry

Transporting Passengers with Special Needs is a program designed for drivers who are responsible for the safe transportation of passengers with special needs. For these drivers, the term "safe transportation" means more than just driving, it also means interacting with and assisting passengers. This 4 hour course covers both Defensive Driving and Passenger Assistance Techniques. This program of instruction has been certified by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Some of the topical areas covered in the course include:

  • Vehicle inspection procedures
  • Handling a passenger pick-up site
  • Defensive driving skills and techniques (maintaining a cushion of safety, reading traffic patterns to avoid hazards, adapting to changing traffic patterns and adverse weather conditions and backing techniques)
  • Passenger assistance procedures
  • Effective communication skills
  • Assisting passengers in and out of the vehicle
  • Safe lift procedures
  • Securing passengers within the vehicle 

Public Safety & Driving Consultant

Bob Eastham
Bob Eastham
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7329
North Mankato Office:B128
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CBI Faribault Campus

Center for Business & Industry
1225 Third Street SW
Faribault, MN 55021
Local: 507-331-4290
Toll Free: 800-722-9359

Summer Hours: 
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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CBI N. Mankato Campus

Center for Business & Industry
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003
Local: 507-389-7203
Toll Free: 800-722-9359

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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South Central College,
A member of Minnesota State