It’s coming to the public’s attention that the time to address bus safety is now. After the infamous deadly bus wreck in California this week, preceded by a tragically similar one in Oregon a few weeks before, the American people must act. In the Oregon crash, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in an order that the bus driver Haeng Kyu Hwang had worked 92 hours in the seven days leading up to the crash, far exceeding the 70 hours allowed. This sounds scarily familiar to the stories surrounding alleged causes of many trucking crashes in America: trucker fatigue.
Read up on what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has to say about bus crashes HERE. As advocates for safer roads, and strong proponents of FMSCA regulation, we at APITLA believe bus safety is of the utmost importance. This is a national dialogue that is coming. Get ready to stand with APITLA as an advocate for safer bus and commercial passenger vehicle standards.