Rick Shapiro

FRA Calls for Mandatory Sleep Apnea Screening for Train Engineers

In a recent announcement, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is calling for all passenger train engineers in the United States to be screened for sleep apnea. The agency also said that train engineers who have severe sleep apnea should not […]

Mark Bello

NTSB Rules Freight Train Crew Likely Fell Asleep Causing Fatal Crash

Federal investigators have ruled that the fatal collision between two Union Pacific freight trains in Arkansas on August 17, 2014 resulted from a fatigued engineer and conductor who both likely fell asleep aboard one of the trains. The collision derailed […]

Mark Bello

Tragic Accident Illustrates Need For Regulations on Party Bus Industry

The number of party bus carriers nationwide has skyrocketed in recent years. In California alone, it has more than doubled. Party buses are commercial vehicles used to host celebrations such as birthday parties, graduations, proms, and other special occasions. Many […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Safer School Buses for Children – Why Seat Belts on Buses Should be Mandatory

Children are required to wear a seat belt when riding in their family’s mini-van – so why are they not required to wear seat belts on school buses? As the nation mourns the loss of at least 5 children who […]

Mark Bello

Tennessee Law Caps Damages for Victims of Bus Crash

The Durham Bus Company recently announced that they will pay for the funerals of six children who died as a result of a school bus crash in Chattanooga. In addition the company will pay for counseling, hospital expenses, travel and […]

Rick Shapiro

Plane Manufacturer Wants Buyers to Sign Away Right to Sue

Imagine that you are looking to purchase a new automobile. You finally find the vehicle that meets all your requirements. As you are signing all the paperwork involved with that purchase, you discover there is a clause in the contract […]

Mark Bello

Tennessee Crash Revives Debate Over School Bus Seat Belts

Just before 3:30 p.m. on Monday, a school bus slammed into a tree and split apart, killing at least five children in Chattanooga, Tennessee, officials said. The bus was carrying 35 students in kindergarten through fifth-grade from an elementary school […]

Rick Shapiro

Bus Driver Charged in Deadly Tennessee Accident

Just a day before their Thanksgiving break, a bus holding 35 children crashed into a tree in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Nov. 21, killing six elementary school children and leaving 24 others with injuries ranging from non-life threatening to serious. Local […]

Chris Nace

Learning a Lesson When It Comes to School Bus Safety

On Tuesday, November 1st, a school bus in Baltimore, Maryland was en route to pick up its first charge of classroom-bound children when it collided with a car, ricocheted off a structural element on the right side of the road […]

Randy Appleton

Nine-Year-Old Girl Killed School Bus Dragging Incident

A horrific school bus dragging accident in Plainfield, Massachusetts has claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl. The young child was killed as she attempted to get off the bus Friday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m. According to reports from […]