CA Advances New Safety Standards For Charter Buses

Posted on August 24, 2016

The California state Assembly on Aug. 22 approved new safety standards for charter buses in reaction to a 2014 accident that killed eight Los Angeles-area high school students on a trip to visit Northern California colleges.

The 2014 accident occurred when a tractor trailer drifted across the median of Interstate 5 near Orland and hit the charter school bus, disabling the bus door and causing diesel fuel from the truck to spray into the bus and ignite.

The bill by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) would require charter bus vehicles designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020 be equipped with emergency lighting that will turn on in the event of a collision.

Los Angeles Times article here

Related Topics: accidents, California operators, charter and tour, deaths, interior lighting, legislation, motorcoaches

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