Why are DC School Buses Racking Up So Many Traffic Violations?

According to The Washington Post, traffic cameras in Washington, D.C. have captured school bus drivers both speeding and running red lights hundreds of times over recent years. However, unlike every other driver, schools have not had to pay for the numerous violations. City records show that DC’s school bus drivers accrued 327 traffic camera tickets...

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Study Shows Codeine Prescriptions For Children Could Have Dangerous Side Effects

According to a recent 10-year study, despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year. With more than 25 million emergency room visits by children annually, the study shows that far too many children are getting the...

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Bus Driver Charged After Five Children Injured in Maryland School Bus Accident

According to CBS DC, several children were injured when a school bus drifted across a road in Beltsville and into a bus stop. [ubermenu-map address="Beltsville, MD" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"] Police say the 61-year-old driver left the bus unattended around 7:15 a.m. in front of High Point High School in Beltsville. Police say for unknown reasons, the...

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Maryland Introduces Legislation That Would Ban Energy Drinks for Minors

According to WJLA ABC 7, Maryland is considering passing a law that would ban minors from buying energy drinks like Monster and Red Bull. This new legislation follows the wrongful death of a 14-year-old teen that died from cardiac arrhythmia brought on by toxic levels of caffeine in December 2011. In the 24 hours leading...

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What Should I Do if My Child Was Harmed by a Defective Product? Our Lawyers Explain

Dangerous products are frightening, especially when you hear stories about children badly injured or killed by defective products. If a product has injured your child, the manufacturer or seller may be held liable for these injuries. This is true whether the product is a motor vehicle, machine, tool, building material, household appliance, personal care...

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Montgomery County School Bus Cameras Issuing Tickets to Negligent Drivers

According to WJLA ABC 7, on January 2, in Montgomery County, Maryland, cameras began keeping tabs on motorists who pass stopped school buses. In Maryland, when a school bus is stopped with activated flashing red lights, the law states that motorists traveling in the same direction must stop as well. In addition, unless there is...

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Alexandria 8-Year-Old Hit by Car While Trick-or-Treating Halloween Night

[ubermenu-map address="Alexandria, VA" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"] On Halloween night, police reported that an 8-year-old boy was injured after he was struck by a car while trick-or-treating in Alexandria. The incident occurred at Russell Road and Aspen Street on October 31. After the driver struck the child, police say the boy was taken to Children's National Medical...

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