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Mike LaRocco, president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, discusses the association’s position on lap-shoulder belts on buses, partnering with other industry associations to address regulations for school reopening, and how much pupil transporters contribute to their communities.

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NASDPTS Releases New Position Paper on 3-Point Belts

The paper details the reasons for the association’s support for seat belts, common objections to adding them to school buses, and guidance on making the decision to require lap-shoulder belts in new buses.

NAPT, Transfinder Webinar Series on Navigating COVID-19 Continues

The next webinar in the series, “Best Practices: COVID-19 - Navigating Uncharted Territory,” will take place on April 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. The National State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services and the National School Transportation Association will co-present.

NTSB: Motorist’s Failure to Stop Caused Fatal Ind. Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board releases the abstract of the final report for its investigation into the fatal 2018 crash in Rochester, Ind. It finds that the crash was caused by motorist Alyssa Shepherd’s failure to stop for the school bus.

Update: FMCSA Officially Extends ELDT Compliance Deadline

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officially delays the deadline for the final rule "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators" from Feb. 7, 2020, to Feb. 7, 2022. The agency released the official notice on Feb. 4.