Who should be responsible for drunken passengers, especially when the chauffeur may be busy driving and in a separate compartment? Who does the monitoring for under-age drinking and/or over-consumption? Legislators and regulators may start trying to decide.
In the wake of another party bus-related death in California, a local media website is asking a serious question that now confronts the chauffeured transportation industry.
As is the case with high-profile motorcoach accidents, limo bus deaths will undoubtedly attract attempts to legislate and regulate, especially in the hyper-regulatory state of California.
Operators need to pay attention, as liability burdens and costs could become bigger factors in running limo buses.
LCT Magazine now has a related poll question live on its website. Please take a moment to answer and help inform industry advocates.
— Martin Romjue, LCT editor