Roberts Hawaii bus driver Christopher Warsh navigates a bus 47 feet long and 8 ½ feet wide with ease but says driving a bus so large takes experience.
The company said it requires its roughly 600 tour and school bus drivers to undergo intense training beyond what the federal government mandates.
"It's hard to share the roads with bicyclists, mopeds, skateboards, Segways and all those new types of crafts out there," said Roberts Hawaii's chief trainer Mike Andrade.
Despite its emphasis on safety, the company has been involved in serious traffic crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians.
In September 2010, a bus driver hit and killed 21-year-old college student Taryn Wright on Dillingham Boulevard.
The tragic death prompted Hawaii's Bicycling League's Chad Taniguchi to contact Roberts Hawaii.
Taniguchi said the tour company quickly agreed to make an educational video for its drivers.
"We've had some unfortunate incidents in the past. We've learned from it. We want to make the drivers more aware and keep everyone safe," said Andrade
With the talents of Campbell High School's digital media students, a national bicycle safety expert and Roberts chief driving trainer, the students shot hours of re-enactments demonstrating various scenarios between bicyclists and bus drivers.
"The bus driver needed to be prepared even for bicyclists who do it the wrong way," said Taniguchi.
Taniguchi added avid cyclists are already recognizing a positive difference in the way Roberts Hawaii drives on the road.
He said Roberts adopted a regulation to allow 6 to 8 feet between the buses and bicyclists.
"There's a long way to go but what they accomplished so far has been really good it feels really good," said Taniguchi.