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Green light for North Carolina's highway safety laws

It no longer feels safe on a charter bus



COMMENTARY

By LISA FALKENBERG Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle

Aug. 12, 2008, 1:35AM


There shouldn't be a need for this column.
Consumers shouldn't require tips on how to protect themselves from dangerous bus companies and drivers.

Deadly Tolls: Sick truckers causing fatal wrecks



By Hope Yen And Frank Bass, Associated Press Writers

July 22, 2008

WASHINGTON
— Tractor-trailer and bus drivers in the United States have suffered seizures, heart attacks or unconscious spells behind the wheel that led to deadly crashes on highways. Hundreds of thousands of drivers carry commercial licenses even though they also qualify for full federal disability payments, according to a new U.S. safety study obtained by The Associated Press.

Medically Unfit Truck, Bus Drivers Still on U.S. Roads, Study Finds



National News


By Hope Yen and Frank Bass
July 22, 2008

Speier seeks national speed limit to save gas

SFGate.com



Speier seeks national speed limit to save gas


Zachary Coile, Chronicle Washington Bureau

Friday, July 11, 2008

Congress is searching for ways to address rising gas prices, and one Bay Area lawmaker thinks she's found one: Lower the speed limit on highways.

Poor signage cited in fatal Bluffton bus crash



Congress needs to act to prevent another tragedy, father says

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 9:11 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:25 PM

By Jonathan Riskind
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

WASHINGTON
-- The fatal Bluffton University baseball team bus crash is a tragedy that could have been avoided.

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