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Hit or Miss

Due to warnings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a recent string of fatal accidents in university 15- passenger vans, Truman is now requiring all faculty and staff to go through a training session and certification test before driving them.

I hope to God that I never have to drive one of them (my staff plans on checking out 2 of the mini-vans instead when we go on our staff retreat), but I was required by my department to go today anyway and I somehow managed to pass the exam. It was pretty nerveracking — and I was only driving through orange cones in a vacant parking lot (I couldn’t imagine driving in the dark down a busy highway while 8 or 9 college kids behind me sing at the top of their lungs and bounce around on the seats).