Stories tagged: seat belts
Mon., March 13, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
More states debate requiring seat belts on school buses
At least 20 states are considering legislation that would require seat belts in school buses, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Montana lawmakers debate primary seat belt law
Supporters of a primary seat belt law told legislators that it would save both lives and money, while those opposed say such a requirement is not the appropriate role of …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Feds: Put seat belts on school buses to save kids’ lives
The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday re-emphasized the agency’s call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 7:20 a.m.
Man killed in crash on state Highway 291
One man was killed Sunday when the driver lost control of a car on a turn of state Highway 291 northwest of Spokane. Spokane resident Marcus E. Samuels-McDaniel, 30, was …
Tue., July 26, 2016, midnight
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Atomic energy, July 28, 1946
Wed., July 13, 2016, 6 p.m.
Unbuckled seat belts the common denominator in rash of local traffic deaths
Eight people killed in car crashes in the Inland Northwest since early May had something in common: They weren’t wearing seat belts.
Sun., April 10, 2016, midnight
Editorial: Lawmakers should put traffic safety in fast lane
Legislators in Idaho and Washington could assist efforts to curb distracted driving by updating laws on cellphone use. Idaho badly needs to update its seat belt law.
Tue., April 5, 2016, midnight
Opinions from past add new perspective
Past editorials weighed in on primary voting, lazy students, rock ‘n’ roll, public transit and seat belts.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Toyota recalls over 1.1M SUVs for possible seat belt failure
Toyota is recalling more than 1.1 million small SUVs in the U.S. because the seat belts might fail in a crash.
Sun., Sept. 6, 2015, midnight
Three women killed in crash on U.S. 195
Three people were killed Saturday afternoon when a pickup collided with a car attempting to cross U.S. Highway 195 in southwest Spokane. The incident was the third fatal crash within …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2015, 11:33 p.m.
Three killed in crash on U.S. 195
Three people were killed this afternoon in a crash at U.S. Highway 195 and Thorpe, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Mon., May 20, 2013, midnight
Spokane airport might add terminal if growth continues
A new airport costing $250 million or more might be in the region’s future, a 20-year master plan for Spokane International Airport says. But Airport Director and CEO Larry Krauter …
Mon., June 18, 2012, midnight
Getting There: Railroad bed will be used as trail in Valley
Spokane County commissioners have paved the way for a new multiple-use trail on former railroad property east of Appleway Boulevard in Spokane Valley. The commissioners last week approved a resolution …
Mon., May 23, 2011, midnight
Travelers by interstate encountering wait time
Congestion is now a fact of life on Interstate 90, with backups occurring almost every day from construction restrictions through Spokane and Spokane Valley. Pavement repairs west of the downtown …
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010, midnight
State seat belt use in Wash. at 98 percent
OLYMPIA – Nearly 98 percent of motorists in Washington are using their seat belts, one of the highest rates in the nation, the state’s Traffic Safety Commission says. The percentage …
Mon., June 22, 2009, 2:29 p.m.
Spokane County deputies cite 351 during emphasis patrols
Law enforcement in Spokane County wrote 351 citations this spring for people not wearing seat belts during their annual “click it or ticket” emphasis patrols.
Mon., April 20, 2009, midnight
Getting There: Child-restraint violations net tickets
Spokane law enforcement officers found scores of child safety-restraint violations in March during the first stage of a program to improve compliance with the law. Extra patrols launched last month …
Tue., April 7, 2009, midnight
Our View: Government-mandated seat belt use is saving lives
Statisticians have pushed their analytical powers to the limits to explain this week’s encouraging report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Highway deaths last year were the fewest since …
Mon., Oct. 20, 2008, midnight
Rules adding safety features to all new school buses
The federal government last week issued new regulations to increase the safety of children in school buses. Higher seat backs are required on new full-sized buses, while seat belts are …