When a group charters a bus for transportation around New York or any other state, they expect a safe trip. Unfortunately, some tour buses do get into accidents. If this happens, there are many different parties that could be held liable. The tour company itself is responsible for hiring a bus service that has a clean record. The company that provides the bus is expected to employ safe drivers and maintain reliable vehicles.
A 50-year-old New York bus driver is facing charges of homicide by motor vehicle after the private charter bus he was driving crashed in Northeast Pennsylvania. The man was accused of driving under the influence at the time. The bus was carrying Cornell University alumni and students on a trip from Ithaca to New York City on Oct. 14, 2018. As the bus traveled through Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County, it suddenly veered off the road before crashing in nearby woods.
Snow hit the New York City region hard on Nov. 15, 2018, as several inches of winter precipitation created massive traffic jams on area bridges and streets. Tree branches across the city were felled by heavy snow, causing further traffic problems. As a result, local police warned residents to stay inside and avoid the roads. Nevertheless, the storm coincided with the evening rush-hour commute, and both drivers and public transit commuters filled the late afternoon and early evening streets.
A roof collapse at a bus shelter in New York City in early October has led to a safety inspection of shelters across the city. The company that owns the city's 3,500 bus shelters announced on Oct. 15 that it had cordoned off 1,400 shelters as part of its ongoing inspections.
On May 22, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all school buses across the U.S. be equipped with both lap and shoulder belts. It also recommended that New York, along with New Jersey, Florida and Louisiana, upgrade their requirement to include shoulder belts rather than lap belts alone.
Media outlets have reported that a head-on collision involving a charter bus and an SUV left three people injured on the evening of April 28. Initial accounts do not indicate if the injured road users were traveling on the bus or in the SUV. The accident took place in the southbound lanes of the New York State Thruway in Orange County at approximately 10:30 p.m.
A bust that was approximately 4 feet too tall to properly pass under an overpass on Southern State Parkway suffered a major roof collision on April 8. The crash involved two serious injuries, five moderate injuries and many more minor injuries. The bus was transporting New York high school students returning from a spring trip to Europe; there were 38 teens as well as five adult chaperones on the bus.
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When people are involved in a New York bus accident, there are certain steps that hthey should take. For example, it is important to determine the extent of a person's injuries as well as the extent of the injuries others have suffered. Furthermore, those who were on the bus or who witnessed the crash should record as many details about the accident as possible.
What should an interim report card on New York City's "Vision Zero" safety initiative reflect?