Regulations

How One City Grapples With Party Bus Violations

Posted on August 1, 2017
There's enough going on inside party buses without having to worry about illegal operations that cut corners on passenger safety. (Flickr.com Creative Commons photo by dennis crowley)
There's enough going on inside party buses without having to worry about illegal operations that cut corners on passenger safety. (Flickr.com Creative Commons photo by dennis crowley)

If you’ve spent any time enjoying Kansas City’s nightlife, you’ve probably seen them: colorful, customized buses carrying revelers to restaurants, bars, and sporting events.

A popular choice for bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations, party buses let riders enjoy a good time without the risks of drinking and driving.

But more than half — and perhaps as many as two-thirds — of the party bus companies operating in this area defy state and federal regulations designed to protect riders and the public, The Star found in a months-long investigation.

Kansas City Star article here

Related Topics: deaths, fatalities, federal regulations, illegal operators, Kansas operators, limo buses, Missouri operators, party buses, passenger safety, regulatory enforcement, state regulations

Comments ( 2 )
  • john michael

     | about 3 months ago

    Wow! I don't know if I want a bus now. It seems one needs to sell quality and not price. But great article, good reporting.

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