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INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS 16 Top Story: The lap/shoulder belt debate heats up ... again


20 Instilling a culture of safety inside the bus garage


22 Preparing for school emergencies and the role played by transportation


24 Seon, RedSpeed USA partnership spurs latest stop-arm enforcement program


26 NASDPTS chooses Florida transporta- tion official as new executive director


28 News Briefs: New student fatality data reported, NHTSA’s final rule amends FMVSS 111, legislation in Indiana and Idaho, Florida family lawsuit expands, Biz Bites, and more


PEOPLE & UPCOMING EVENTS: 36 The latest offerings for the student transportation set, and our monthly indus- try calendar


SPECIAL REPORT 38 Should crossing control arms be mandated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards?


ANALYSIS: 42 Brandon Billingsly Understanding the Fire Block Test


44 Kathleen Furneaux Teaching Students Safe and Responsible Bus Ridership


DEPARTMENTS MAILBAG 10 Views and opinions from our readers


STN ONLINE 14 Highlights from our website


COLUMNS FIRST TAKE BY RYAN GRAY 12 Looking Back to Move Forward


PUBLISHER’S CORNER BY TONY CORPIN 66 Accidents Will Happen


MARKETPLACE 64 Classified Advertising


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