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  • Runaway tour bus: Passengers screamed, prayed before crash

     
    The passengers on a runaway bus that apparently lost its brakes in a fatal weekend accident near Yucaipa clung to each other and said a prayer before the bus rolled down the hillside, killing seven people....
  • Fatal tour bus crash: Troubled bus company had been cited repeatedly

     
    A tour bus crash on a narrow mountain road near Yucaipa, Calif., on Sunday night that killed at least eight people and injured more than 30 others involved a bus company with a troubled safety record. The bus bore a......
  • Tour bus crash: Survivor recalls 'very, very horrendous images'

     
    Federal inspectors over the last year found faulty brakes and numerous other safety violations on the tour bus that careened out of control on a winding mountain road near Yucaipa on Sunday evening, killing seven passengers in a rollover accident,......
  • Tour bus company involved in fatal crash ordered shut down

     
    Scapadas Magicas LLC, the company that owns the tour bus involved in the deadly crash Sunday on California 38 that killed eight people and left dozens injured, is "an imminent hazard to public safety" and must close immediately, federal officials said...
  • Tour bus crash: Vehicle had been flagged for repeated violations

     
    The bus that crashed on a narrow mountain road near Yucaipa, Calif., on Sunday night, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 30 others, had been cited repeatedly in recent months for poor maintenance. In October, owner Scapadas......
  • League of American Bicyclists petition

     
    According to the League of American Bicyclists: “The U.S. Department of Transportation is required by the new transportation law to establish national safety goals and performance measures to guide the states. Right now, they are NOT proposing any...
  • Daylight Savings Means More Driving in the Dark

     
    So you're probably getting ready to change your car's clock in preparation for daylight saving time this weekend, but have you prepared yourself for the new drive time? Turning the clocks back an hour means commuters will be spending much......
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • Big rig drivers get more rest time

     
    The feds have implemented a final rule upddating the number of hours that truck drivers can be behind the wheel of a big rig -- something that surely affects drivers plying the highways around here, a.k.a., Warehouse Valley, Pa. The changes are not...
  • Allentown to create national council on gas pipeline safety

     
    In the wake of a gas line explosion that killed five Allentown residents, city officials have been awarded a $50,000 grant to improve gas detection technology in the city and to general national awareness on the issue. The grant, which was awarded by...
  • Feds will mandate noisier hybrid vehicles

     
    Safety experts have warned for years that today's hybrid-electric and fully-electric automobiles, because they emit little or, in some cases, almost no engine noise, pose significant safety risks in a culture where pedestrians and bicyclists are...