It "is a terrible idea, and it will result in more crashes, more deaths and more injuries," says Jackie Gillan, the president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, a national alliance of groups promoting positive roadway outcomes.
You pay a premium -- no doubt about that -- for the hospital in-patient "experience," so you certainly want things done in a timely and conscientious manner.
It seems to be the case that a federal office tasked with broad oversight of vehicle safety issues relating to both passenger and commercial vehicles and equipment could use a bit more oversight itself.
A wrongful death personal injury case that Greyhound Lines Inc. thought it had won in a California superior court was given new life and a green light to proceed late last month when a state appellate court reversed the lower court's ruling that had favored the national bus company.
Automakers sometimes receive the proverbial slap on the wrist from national safety regulators, with government agencies alleging acts of negligence or wrongdoing that result in admonitory warnings, threats of safety recalls and fines and additional responses that don't exactly inspire fear or quick industry compliance.
It was a truly tragic bus accident, marked by a sheer dichotomy in which both nothing was learned and much was learned, respectively.