Who is Liable if a City Bus Hits My Bike?

Although a lot of people enjoy bicycling, many more would except for one thing: the fear of colliding with a vehicle. Would-be cyclists often do not feel safe because roads are inadequate for cycling. While some cities have gone to great lengths to dedicate bicycle lanes on major thoroughfares, many have not. Still, many people » Read More

Maryland Increases Fine for Passing Stopped School Buses

Earlier this month, Maryland passed new legislation permanently increasing the fine for motorists passing a stopped school bus. Drivers stopped by police for passing a stopped school bus with flashing red lights will receive a $500 fine. Drivers caught on camera passing a school bus will receive a $250 fine. Montgomery County stop-arm cameras recorded » Read More

Buses and Trains Lack Standard Safety Features

Many travelers believe that flying is safer than driving a car. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), planes and cars are significantly safer than trains and buses. Recently, they released a report that listed important safety improvements that would benefit train passengers and crews, stating that the current safety standards were inadequate. They also » Read More

School Bus Violations Endanger Students

A new report conducted by the Maryland State Department of Education reveals that far too many motorists are not stopping when school buses are either picking up or dropping off students. All motorists are responsible for following the rules of the road, which includes stopping when school bus lights are flashing and the stop arm » Read More

Establishing Responsibility for Fatal 2016 Bus Accident  

In November 2016, a Baltimore school bus crashed into an MTA bus, fatally injuring six and injuring dozens more. A federal investigation revealed that the school bus driver had a history of seizures, which should have prevented him from being hired in the first place.  While the school district claims that they have implemented additional » Read More

Audit of School Bus System  

School bus drivers have the important job of making sure that children travel to and from school safely. If a bus driver has a history of drug or alcohol use, or a health issue that affects their ability to safely operate the bus, it can seriously jeopardize the safety of every child. After a 2016 » Read More

Too Many Drivers Pass School Buses Illegally

When approaching a school bus that has stopped and has flashing red lights on, cars traveling in the same direction are prohibited from passing the bus until the flashing lights are turned off. Cars approaching from the opposite direction must also stop, unless there is a physical barrier, such as a median. Unfortunately, too many » Read More

Baltimore Bus Accident Lawyers: Bus Driver had History of Accidents

When you put your child on a school bus, you are entrusting their safety to the bus driver. If the driver has a history of car accidents, or a health condition that affects his or her ability to safely operate a bus, he or she should not be given the responsibility of transporting children to » Read More