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To Mandate Easy Exit Safety Features on Buses!

How Many More Innocent People Must Needlessly Die?

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The tragic and unnecessary injuries and multiple deaths of innocent students and adults when a Federal Express Truck collided head on with a school bus in Orland, California on April 10, 2014 could possibly have been minimized or even eliminated had better safety features been federally mandated.

Quoting from an article published in The Republic, Rules To Make Crashed Buses Easier to Escape Still Not Adopted 15 Years After Recommendation,  “Because the bus was overturned and partially submerged, passengers had to evacuate by standing on the seats, pushing up on the emergency windows, and climbing out onto the top of the bus.  Each of the emergency windows on the bus was hinged at the top, allowing the window to swing open when the emergency release bar was activated.  Tests performed by the manufacturer after the accident indicated that an upward force of 85 pounds was needed to fully open an emergency exit window with the coach lying on its side.”

Due to the height of some of the passengers or the window weight, some people were unable to push the windows open after unlatching them.

You Have The Power to Make A Positive Change! 

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To Mandate Easy Exit Safety Features on Buses!

The Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has the power, and therefore must, issue new standards for large buses so that after an accident passengers can easily open windows and emergency exits.

Can you even imagine the fear and desperation that these people felt ?  The New York Times headline said it best: “In An Instant, a Bus to College Was A Fiery Trap.”

Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, easy-to-open windows and exits are necessary “to ensure evacuation in adequate time under different emergency situations for various occupant groups, including children and the elderly.”

As a personal injury attorney representing injured people and the families of loved ones killed due to the negligence of others, I’ve seen first hand the physical, emotional and financial devastation that preventable injuries and death have caused.

Secretary Foxx has the power to make positive change and save the lives of those who trust that they will be safely delivered from Point A to Point B.

You Have The Power to Make A Positive Change! Tell Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx To Mandate

Easy Exit Safety Features on Buses!  

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9 Killed in Crash Between Fed Ex Truck and Bus Carrying Students

Chico, California: A FedEx truck collided head on into a bus on Thursday, April 10 when it allegedly crossed the center divider on the I-5 Freeway in the city of Orland (Glenn County, Ca) killing nine people and injuring dozens more.  Orland is approximately 100 miles north of Sacramento.

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If the allegations are correct, FedEx will undoubtedly be held liable for the injuries to those who survived and the families of those who so tragically and needlessly died in this accident. Among the dead were the drivers of the FedEx truck and the charter bus.

The charter bus company could be held liable as well if it can be shown that its driver could have avoided the accident and/or contributed in some way to the crash through his own comparative negligence or inattention.

Could distracted driving have been one of the root causes of this tragedy?

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FedEx Risk Management / Insurance Information

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Distracted Driving Kills! 10 Most Dangerous Habits

Distracted driving maims and kills innocent people. Most people think of distracted driving as texting while driving — and they’re right. Yet, as this video relates, there are so many more forms of distracted driving.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Habits

  1. Texting
  2. Talking on the Cell Phone
  3. Daydreaming
  4. Watching Roadside Diversions / Rubbernecking
  5. Adjusting On Board Electronics
  6. Drowsy Driving
  7. Yelling at the Kids
  8. Focusing on Your Pets
  9. Grooming, Shaving, Putting on Make-Up
  10. Eating & Drinking

Distracted Driving Links

Governors Highway Safety Association: Distracted Driving Laws By State!

Travelers Insurance: Distracted Driving Increases Accident Risk

Drive-Safely.net: The 10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving

New York Times: Pets and Distracted Driving

ABC News: One of the Worst Driving Distractions – Your Kids!

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Research on Drowsy Driving

StreetsBlog USA: Voluntary Guidelines for Onboard Electronic Devices

Wikipedia: Rubbernecking

Fox News: Daydreaming Top Cause of Major Accidents

Undistracted Driving

Courtesy California Department of Motor Vehicles

When you are driving, the condition of the roadway you are on and the behavior of other drivers can change abruptly, leaving you little or no time to react. When you are driving, follow these rules:

  • Stay focused.
  • Pay attention.
  • Expect the unexpected.

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