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California school bus crash reaches settlement
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The Orange Unified School District reached a $10 million settlement over a 2014 school bus crash in Anaheim Hills that injured five middle-school children. The crash occurred when the driver, Gerald Rupple, passed out and the bus hit a tree. The driver is facing felony charges in trial this February for allegedly concealing information from […]

Should our children’s school bus have seat belts?
Thursday, December 29th, 2016

In the wake of the Chattanooga school bus crash, should we consider installing seat belts on school buses?   Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing six elementary students and injuring over a dozen more. The school bus driver, Johnthony Walker, has been charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment […]

Another Good Reason To Buckle Up
Friday, September 17th, 2010

Aside from the well proven safety benefits of wearing a seat belt, there is another upside as well. In the unlikely event that you are involved in an auto accident that is not your fault, you will inevitably be involved in negotiations with an insurance company for compensation for your injuries. Whether you were buckled […]

Seat belt use in 2008
Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Oregon, Washington and California all achieved rates of 90 percent or higher on a seat belt use probability-based observational survey carried out using criteria set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The surveys were used in all 50 states and they showed that in states with higher penalties and stronger laws on seat belt […]