Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced new safety rules that would make it harder for tour bus companies to gain permission to operate and easier for the government to put unsafe operators out of business. Other proposals would make it easier for the government to take away bus drivers’ commercial licenses if they violate drug and alcohol laws while operating a vehicle other than a bus.
The new proposals would require bus companies to pass a safety audit before receiving federal permission to operate. The audit would include an interview with the company’s owners and a safety examination of the company’s drivers and vehicles.
This personal injury blog has written about previous serious bus accidents that were caused by unsafe companies and drivers. You can read about them here and here. A post about an Arkansas bus accident can be found here.
If you or a family member has been injured in a bus accident, it is important that you contact an Arkansas injury lawyer as soon a possible so that you know your legal rights.