SAFE drivers must go through many steps before being permitted to drive and many of those steps are repeated during a driver's career to allow for optimal driving habits.

All drivers have clean driving history for the past 3 years.

All drivers have passed a background check from SAFE Transportation (done prior to interview) and Portland Public Schools.

Fingerprinted into Portland Public Schools system as part of PPS background check.

Attend an introductory class at SAFE where each driver learns the rules, regulations, and situation control.

Each driver must study all rules and policies and are required to pass an extensive exam on said rules with a minimum requirement of 80%.

Each driver is taken for an initial drug and alcohol screening. Then there are random drug testing of employees, each month. Testing done by: ADCPoint in Vancouver, WA.

Attend classes within probation period for driving skills and student mangement in Oregon. Classes taken at Oregon City High School.

Has a thorough work performance evaluation from each superior, every 3 months.

Attends an annual training class on proper interaction with child and adult clients, as well as, proper documentation for incidents with clients.