People are treated for injuries at a Surrey service station in July 2012 after a brawl broke out between youths on a party bus and motorists. -Metronews.ca
VANCOUVER, Canada — It’s been almost a year since 16-year-old Ernest Azoadam died on a party bus in Surrey, yet no action has been taken to tighten industry regulations despite provincial promises to look into the problem.
As it stands, the regulations aren’t enough to keep customers – many of whom are teens travelling from the suburbs to Vancouver’s entertainment district – safe, Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs said Wednesday, pointing to a sad list of injuries, underage alcohol consumption and death on the nightclub-esque buses.
Meggs wants the city to urge the province to implement appropriate regulations for the industry, according to a motion he will table at council next week.
“It’s long overdue to extend the types of regulations we already have for taxis to limousines and party buses,” Meggs said, noting the industry supports tighter regulations.
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