Applications Available for NYAPT Scholarship

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KEVIN GILDEA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are now available for the 2018 Kevin Gildea Memorial Scholarship. Those eligible must be the son or daughter of an employee of a school district or school bus contractor, directly employed in the transportation field servicing Nassau County. Questions may be directed to Janet Meltzer, Scholarship Chairperson (516) 678-1211. See attached for more details.

Vehicle Crash-Avoidance Systems Reduce Injuries

As lane-departure warnings and blind-spot detection systems become an option for school buses, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety published research that claims the technology could have prevented more than 70,000 injuries in passenger vehicle crashes, according to reviews of police reports.

Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president for research, evaluated different crash-avoidance solutions when studying data from 85,000 police reports of crashes occurring in 2015 and published the results this month. Her research on lane departure warnings purports that the rates of single-vehicle, sideswipe and head-on crashes of all severities are reduced by 11 percent and the rates of injuries in these crashes are lowered by 21 percent. This equates to a reduction of 55,000 injuries.

Cicchino’s analysis accounted for driver age, gender, insurance risk level and other factors that could affect the rates of crashes per insured vehicle year. But IIHS explained that there weren’t enough fatal crashes to include in a statistical model that controlled for demographics. It said a simpler analysis that didn’t account for driver demographics found that lane departure warning reduced the rate of fatal crashes by 86 percent.

Read the Full Article at School News Transportation

August 30, 2017 Written by Ryan Gray

2017 Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Nassau County NYAPTPoster Contest Winners!  This year’s theme was My Driver – My Safety Hero!

  • First Place in each division won $200, a Certificate and will represent Nassau NYAPT at the NYAPT State Conference in Albany in July.
  • Second Place winners received $150 and a Certificate.
  • Third Place winners received $100 and a Certificate.

Click here to view a list of all the winners!

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