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The wheels on the bus: Safety in school transportation

It is an event that parents fear with the start of each school year — a serious accident involving their child's bus. It happened Aug. 21 outside of Kansas City, Mo., as a school bus overturned on the way to a school event. As frightening as a school bus accident can...

source: Denise A. Valenti
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A federal program that has drawn criticism in recent weeks for supplying surplus military gear to local police has also provided high-powered rifles, armored vehicles and other equipment to police at public schools, some of whom were unprepared for what they were getting. In...

source: The Wall Street Journal

Almost half of Hispanic children killed in car crashes in 2011 were not buckled up compared to 26 percent of non-Latino white children, according to figures from the CDC. With the start of Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 14 –...

source: NBC News

The world seems to be in awe of the “innovation” displayed by the “sharing economy.” People now use the internet to “share” their car, their home, their boat, their airplane, etc., and the complexities...

source: Property Casualty 360

Insurance companies and construction businesses are in open war with trial lawyers and labor unions over New York’s millennia-old “Scaffold Law,” which institutes absolute liability on contractors if an employee is injured...

source: Property Casualty 360

Responding to a petition after the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri, the White House says it supports the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers. “As Ferguson continues to heal as a community, this Administration will continue...

source: POLITICO

Bye bye pop can. That’s what the Detroit Fire Department might be saying soon to its rigged-up emergency alert system. It could get replaced — for free — by one of several philanthropic software companies that...

source: Government Technology


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