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Pass That School Bus And You May Get Busted

  • September 29, 2014
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In 2011, the Maryland State Department of Education began an annual survey, asking school bus drivers to count the cars which illegally passed their bus when it was stopped to pick up or drop off students. On a single school day in that first year, bus drivers reported 7,011 violations statewide. Maryland law requires motorists
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Zoning In On Work Zones

  • April 21, 2014
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This is the 15th year the Federal Highway Association has partnered with other safety organizations to promote safety in highway work zones. National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7-11, 2014) is focused on improving the safety of both motorists and workers in areas where highway work is underway. And when warm weather finally arrives, road
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Buckling Down On Buckling Up On Buses

  • April 18, 2014
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Last week a Northern California interstate was the scene of a horrible accident involving a tour bus full of high school students and a FedEx big rig that veered across the highway and crashed into the bus, killing 10 people in a fiery explosion. Motorcoaches transport 750 million passengers annually, and most do so safely.
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The Rockville Police report that a September 24 school bus collision sent five elementary school students to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. According to The Washington Post, the school bus collided with another vehicle around 8:30 a.m. on Great Falls Road in Rockville. A total of 45 students were on board the bus
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Maryland Transit Authority Bus Accidents Are Too Many

  • March 17, 2009
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Large Companies and Personal Injury Claims: Who Wins? According a report in the Baltimore Sun, on March 10, 2009, at approximately 5:15 a.m., an MTA bus collided with an SUV and then crashed into a downtown hotel injuring two passengers and the driver of the SUV. On the same day closer to the afternoon hours,
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