Activity Transportation and Flexibility of House Bill 300
By Matt Komac, MSGIA Assistant Director for Property & Liability Pool Operations, and Kris Goss, MTSBA Director of Policy Services/Senior Counsel
What effect does the passing of HB 300 have on activity transportation?
A district may use a passenger vehicle to transport students to or from school-sponsored functions or activities. A district may NOT use a passenger vehicle for purposes of transporting students to or from school on a regular bus route. A “passenger vehicle” is defined as one that a) is designed to transport 8-15 passengers, b) is the size and style of vehicle necessary to meet the needs of the district, and, c) is insured in accordance with the minimum coverage requirements established in 20-10-109. Read more
Avoiding Auto Accidents
By Harry Cheff, Risk Management Associate
Most automobile accidents are avoidable, and the causes can often be traced to a few common factors, including distracted driving, driving too fast, following a vehicle too closely, poor weather conditions, and operating a vehicle that has not been properly maintained, to name but a few. Personally, when I think back on the accidents I’ve been involved in, I can honestly say that nearly all were avoidable, had I only followed (though not too closely, if you know what I mean) the advice I’m about to share with you. Read more