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Has California Cell Phone Law Reduced Car Accidents?

Has California Cell Phone Law Reduced Car Accidents? February 3, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA California's 18-month-old ban on hand-held cell phone usage in cars seems to have made no difference on California car accident statistics, reports the Highway Loss Data Institute. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has disputed the results of the study, according to KABC Los Angeles. The CHP has issued 231,000 tickets since mid-2008 and says that crashes and fatalities dropped 20 percent in the first six months after the hands-free legislation went into effect.
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Final Report on Colgan Air Plane Crash Blames Pilots, Airline, Procedures

Final Report on Colgan Air Plane Crash Blames Pilots, Airline, Procedures February 3, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Buffalo, NY The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its final report last night on the ill-fated Continental Connection Flight 3407 (Colgan Air) that crashed into a Buffalo suburb last year. The report blamed the plane crash primarily on the pilots, but indicate that the tragedy was endemic of a larger problem plaguing the airline industry.
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A Year After Buffalo Plane Crash, Questions Remain

A Year After Buffalo Plane Crash, Questions Remain February 2, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Clarence Center, NY It has been a year since an apparently uneventful commuter flight from Newark shocked the country by mismanaging its flying speed, ignoring various warning signs and literally dropping onto a house. One occupant of the house and everyone aboard Continental Connection Flight 3407 was killed in the plane crash.
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Other Drivers Often the Cause of Motorcycle Accidents

Other Drivers Often the Cause of Motorcycle Accidents February 1, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
San Diego, CA According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents have been on the rise for at least ten years in California, reflecting a nationwide trend of increasing motorcycle accident rates.
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California Helicopter Crash Claims Four Lives

California Helicopter Crash Claims Four Lives January 18, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Fresno, CA A helicopter crashed into power lines in California's Central Valley five days into the New Year, taking the lives of the pilot and the three passengers aboard.
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School Bus Accident Death Revives Seat Belt Debate

School Bus Accident Death Revives Seat Belt Debate January 14, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Hartford, CT Most school buses are not equipped with seatbelts. However, a school bus accident in Hartford that killed one student and injured several others has incited a new seat belt debate that might actually get legislation passed.
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Illinois Plane Crash Kills Two

Illinois Plane Crash Kills Two January 10, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Wheeling, IL Just a few days into the New Year, an airplane crash took the lives of two people and destroyed the plane itself. Officials investigating the accident found two bodies amidst a wide debris field, although there was expected to be a delay in removing them.
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Tragic Car Accident Claims Life of 22-Year-Old Washington Man

Tragic Car Accident Claims Life of 22-Year-Old Washington Man January 7, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Bellingham, WA A car accident early in the New Year spelled disaster for a young Washington man. The irony is that 22-year-old Joshua Kuhlman made sure his intoxicated friends got home safely after a night of drinking, only to lose his life in a drunken car accident mere hours later.
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Sacramento Car Accidents Claim Lives over the Holidays

Sacramento Car Accidents Claim Lives over the Holidays January 5, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA December was a bad month for car accidents in the Sacramento area. The latest involved a man traveling the wrong way on the freeway in the wee hours on Tuesday, December 29. The car crash killed two individuals, including the wrong-way driver.
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Los Angeles Car Crash Involves Commuter Train

Los Angeles Car Crash Involves Commuter Train December 30, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA It could have been worse. A Los Angeles car crash that occurred two days before Christmas injured a young child and several others—but no deaths were reported.
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