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NTSB On Scene at Site of Fatal Iowa School Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation into the fatal school bus fire in rural Iowa that killed the driver and a high school student, with a focus on the driver's health and the vehicle's maintenance records.

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Schools Reminded Not to Use Vans for Student Transportation

In an attempt to clear up ambiguities between state and federal law, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation is urging school districts nationwide to only transport students in school buses rather than in vans that do not conform to federal standards for school bus safety.

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NHTSA Shares Updates on School Bus Safety Initiatives

Highway Safety Specialist Jeremy Gunderson informed attendees at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Conference earlier this month on safety initiatives currently being worked on by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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First Take: Putting Your Money Where Your Lap-Shoulder Belts Are

Children will drown if their school buses submerge in a body of water. They won’t have time to evacuate during a school bus fire. They will be forced off the school bus and into a less safe ride to and from school because of decreased passenger capacity. On average one student’s life will be saved a year while costs of new school buses skyrocket. 

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FMCSA Updates on Minimum Driver Training, Drug Testing

One week prior to the U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement that it is adding opioids to commercial driver drug screening, student transporters received the latest information outlining new federal mandates for entry-level school bus driver training.

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