CA Governor Signs Bus Safety Bills

Posted on September 28, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown Photo via Flikr (usacehq)

California Gov. Jerry Brown Photo via Flikr (usacehq)

Two years after a charter bus crash killed 10 people, including five Los Angeles-area high school students, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 27 signed legislation that will improve safety regulations for such large vehicles.

The bill will require charter buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020 to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

The measure also requires bus drivers to provide written or video instructions to all passengers on how to use the vehicle's safety equipment and emergency exits prior to any trip.

Los Angeles Times article here

Related Topics: California operators, charter and tour, charter and tour operators, industry regulations, motorcoaches, passenger safety, state regulations, vehicle safety

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 4 years ago

    An app that could determine if the driver has been sleeping and has the correct amount of rest prior to operating a bus would be the best idea

More Stories