Transcript - Bus Injuries
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, over 700 million people use buses every year in the United States. That's nearly the entire population of Europe. According to the Bus Industry Safety Council, motor coach fatalities are on the rise. This increase is the direct result of a string of new and cheap bus carriers popping up since the late 1990's. It's been almost impossible for government agencies to keep up with this expanding industry. Negligent bus drivers have been the main cause in bus crashes. Yet until last year, learner's permits were not required before commercial drivers licenses were issued. And violations such as a DUI while driving non-commercial vehicles did not affect their ability to continue driving passenger-buses. Actually, right now someone who is rejected from trucking hazardous material because of their background can still apply for and receive a passenger-bus license. More importantly, if bus carriers would invest in upgrades like anti-lock breaking, stronger vehicle construction and seatbelts, countless lives could be saved, especially children. Because out of all the fatal bus crashes that happen every year, most occur on school buses. And even though reports show that increasing safety standards in school buses would prevent 17,000 injuries and deaths every year, the Department of Transportation refuses to enforce stricter rules because of budget cuts. Our goal at Moll Law Group is to increase awareness and promote changing the minimum safety standards in our commercial transportation systems, to prevent serious injuries and save lives. If you have a case and would like a prompt and confidential evaluation, please complete and submit our free consultation form. For free consumer safety information and case updates, visit us at legalnewsnetwork.com.