After spike in crashes, Highway Patrol targets school bus safety (with video)

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Pampered Chef's French Fry Cutter cuts potatoes and other soft vegetables into perfect 3/8-inch thick pieces for homemade fries.

Pampered Chef's French Fry Cutter cuts potatoes and other soft vegetables into perfect 3/8-inch thick pieces for homemade fries.

photo Tennessee State Trooper Wade Clepper checks seats on a Hamilton County school bus during a surprise inspection Friday at Soddy-Daisy High School. Troopers conduct periodic surprise inspections on school buses in addition to annual scheduled inspections to help insure compliance with safety and mechanical standards.

An increase in school bus-related crashes prompted the Tennessee Highway Patrol to beef up safety inspections and crack down on motorists.2012