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Well-trained and well-maintained” is a good motto for churches when it comes to vehicle safety, said Chip Smith, an associate in the office of LeaderCare and church administration at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.

The National Transportation Safety Board reports that 36 percent of bus crashes are from driver fatigue and 20 percent involve improper maintenance.

“Everyone who drives a church vehicle should be trained and every vehicle should be regularly serviced,” Smith said, noting the older 15-passenger vans often used by churches are high-risk for rollovers. (continued…)

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