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Child Seats Easier to Use and Correctly are Safer Choices

KANSAS CITY — Dr. Joseph O’Neil, a pediatrician from Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University School of Medicine, discussed the dynamics of what is ultimately the best outcome for ensuring the safety of young school bus passengers for attendees of annual NASDPTS and NAPT meetings.

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Reducing Vehicle Fatalities to ‘Zero’ Discussed at NASDPTS

Pedestrian deaths are rising across the U.S., a fact punctuated during the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services Annual Meeting by the deaths of three students and the serious injury of a third, as they crossed a two-lane road to their waiting school bus in rural Indiana.

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NASDPTS 50th Anniversary with Look Back, Ahead

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) opened its annual conference in Kansas City with a panel session that featured a nostalgic review of past challenges the industry has faced over the past 50 years and where it is going: Autonomous vehicles and increased public scrutiny.

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NASDPTS Discusses Entry Level Driver Training Final Rule

Federal government representatives updated attendees at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) Annual Conference in Kansas City on plans to improve oversight of commercial motor vehicle drivers. They also reviewed the latest efforts to reduce emissions from school buses, and federal grant opportunities for school districts.

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Combating Human Trafficking with School Bus Drivers

KANSAS CITY — At the NASDPTS Annual Conference, human and sex trafficking of students and the role school bus drivers can play to report the crimes was discussed. State directors who were at the well-attended session at the Crown Plaza Downtown, heard details of anti-trafficking efforts in many states, which are now well-underway.

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