By Brian Joseph | FairWarning | Nov. 29, 2015
Big rig crashes kill nearly 4,000 Americans each year and injure more than 85,000. Since 2009, fatalities involving large trucks have increased 17 percent. Injuries have gone up 28 percent.
Given these numbers, you might expect Congress to be agitating for tighter controls on big rigs. In fact, many members are pushing for the opposite — looser restrictions on the trucking industry and its drivers.
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Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.
Since early February, there have been numerous derailments in North America carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These accidents have sparked increased calls from citizens, the rail industry and lawmakers for the federal government to increase safety regulations.
To keep up with these incidents and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.
More female inmates are diagnosed with mental illness than men, according to an in-depth report by the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Last year, Pennsylvania ended the practice of putting juveniles on sex offender registries and is currently one of 12 states who only add the names of youths convicted in adult courts.
The Pew Charitable Trust reported that other states, such as Oregon and Delaware, are reevaluating policies that involve juveniles on sex offender lists in general, giving judges more power to decide who goes on them.