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Impact: California Bus Company Shut Down By the Federals

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Impact: California Bus Company Shut Down By the Federals

The U.S. Transportation Department stud down Scapadas Magicas LLC, a bus company from California, after one of their bus crashed last week and killed eight people.

After a short inspection the Federals found many problems on most of the busses. In addition, its drivers weren’t properly vetted for qualifications.

“Safety is our number one priority, and we will not tolerate unsafe bus companies on our nation’s roads,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “We will not allow safety to be compromised.”

Last week, a 1996 VanHool Bus operated by Scapadas Magicas LLC crashed into a mid-size sedan, jumped into the opposing lane where it collided with a blue Ford pickup truck. According to the driver the brakes had failed and passengers said they saw smoke coming from under the bus.

The bus was carrying 38 people – seven died (including the pick-up truck driver) and more than 35 were injured.
Even if the bus had been taken out of service after roadside inspections – many times, an attorney representing the company blamed the crash on black ice.
On the same time, FMCSA found that the driver had worked 92 hours in the seven days leading up to the crash – not 70.

In the final lines of the report, regulators concluded that the company failed to have its vehicles regularly inspected.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Saturday, February 9th, 2013 - filed under Car crashes, News. Image credit: .
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