Nevada Police Ride School Buses, Ticket Illegal Passers

The Nevada Highway Patrol and the Clark County School District partnered last week to crack down on dangerous drivers, placing officers on area school buses to catch these hazardous motorists in the act of breaking the law.

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Three-Point Seat Belt Issue to Be Front and Center at NAPT Summit

Christopher Hart has been an NAPT Summit fixture for the past several years. The heir to Deborah Hersman as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board in 2012, Hart first spoke to NAPT attendees and those attending the concurrent NASDPTS Annual Meeting while still serving as vice-chairman, namely about the need for lap-shoulder seat belts on school buses, as well as collision warning systems, lane departure systems and active braking and adaptive.

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FMCSA: Increasing Insurance Rates Not a Priority

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its five regulatory priorities last month, and increasing the insurance minimum for commercial motor vehicle operators was not among them.

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Propane Council Donates $30K for Classroom Supplies

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has started a campaign to bring awareness to the benefits of propane transportation. PERC is partnering with former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager and the organization Adopt a Classroom to donate more than $30,000 to teachers at schools that adopt propane-powered school buses.

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CARB OKs Biodiesel as NOx Reducer

The California Air Resources Board approved the use of biodiesel to lower nitrogen oxide emissions as part of its revised Low Carbon Fuels Standard.

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Florida School Bus Driver Charged, Fired After Crashing into Pond

A Tampa Bay, Florida, school bus driver’s employment was terminated after the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office charged him with careless driving for speeding, losing control of the bus and crashing into a murky, alligator-filled pond. Neither the students nor the driver were seriously injured.

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