Kobe Bryant’s death is still in the minds of many. Friday night was the Los Angeles Lakers first time playing since Kobe’s death. It was an emotional night to say the least, and even though Kobe’s wife Vanessa was not in attendance, she posted something on Instagram to allude to the fact she watched from home.
There is something going on in the world of politics though. California Representative Brad Sherman has introduced a bill that would require Federal Aviation Administration to strengthen helicopter safety standards. The Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act would implement new helicopter safety regulations in coordination with the National Transportation Board (NTSD), which would include requiring helicopters to be equipped with a Terrain Awareness and Warning System. That system costs between $25 and $40-thousand dollars per helicopter but alerts a pilot when an aircraft gets too close to the ground.
Sherman believes that the system he is advocating for could have potentially saved all nine lives that were lost in Kobe Bryant’s deadly helicopter crash.