A bus company cited for brake defects and other violations still won U.S. regulators’ top safety rating a month before one of its vehicles careened down a mountain road because the driver couldn’t stop, records show.
Five days after the U.S. closed 26 discount bus companies, the National Transportation Safety Board yesterday showed how much work remains to improve safety in the nation’s fastest-growing passenger transportation mode.
The driver in a New York bus crash that killed 15 people had his driver’s license suspended 18 times and was fired from two previous transportation jobs, according to investigative documents released today.
Truck drivers hauling water and sand to U.S. oil and natural gas shale wells can’t extend their daily on-duty hours by using an exemption targeted for special oil- field service equipment, the govenment said.
U.S. auto-safety regulators proposed standardizing keyless ignitions to allow drivers to turn off cars faster and more easily in incidents of unintended acceleration following Toyota Motor Corp.’s record recalls.