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Cover Story - August 2014

Pinpointing a Successful Stop-arm Camera Program

By: Kelsey Nolan

Districts that have deployed stop-arm cameras on school buses have seen success in citing violators, but they also focus on educating the public to help reduce the illegal-passing problem. Stop-arm camera system suppliers weigh in on ways to succeed in violation enforcement and prevention.

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NAPT News & Views — Court: School bus fees unconstitutional

After voters declined referendums to raise property taxes to increase revenues for schools, Franklin Township in Indianapolis tried discontinuing their school bus service and contracting with a private firm to transport students, charging parents a fee for the service. The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the township violated the state constitution.


Motor oils

Duralec Super motor oils are made for EPA 2007 and 2010 emissions-equipped diesel engines requiring the use of emissions-compliant oil.


Oil drain valve

Company officials said that the new EZ Oil Drain Valve replaces the standard drain plug on all engines for clean and easy oil changes.


Hybrid undercoating

ValuGard Hybrid Technology Undercoating strikes a balance between fast drying solvent formulations and slower drying, more temperature sensitive, 100% water-based products, company officials said.


Tool box

The new Compact Pocket “Go Box” is work-ready, featuring 33 professional quality bits in a compact steel storage box, company officials said.


Dashboard gauges, clusters

AMETEK Vehicular Instrumentation Systems now offers natural gas-compatible versions of its dashboard gauges and instrument clusters.


High lift wheel dolly

The latest version of Stertil-Koni’s high lift wheel dolly is stronger, taller and has a lifting capacity of up to 1,000 lbs., company officials said.

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