Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a new bill into law Thursday banning school bus drivers from using any type of electronic device while hauling students and substantially increasing the penalties for violations. Tennessee legislators pushed the new bill through in response to a deadly December 2014 school bus crash in Knoxville that claimed the lives of two young primary schoolgirls and a teacher’s aide. Authorities investigating that crash found that school bus driver James Davenport, 48, had been texting and driving when he lost control of the vehicle, veered across multiple lanes of traffic, and plowed into another school bus. ... Read More
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