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Asleep at the Wheel: How Deregulation of the Bus Industry Could Get You Killed

Bus accidents kill about 50 and injure almost 1,000 other innocent passengers every year—and the biggest reason is driver fatigue.

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Government also needs to better regulate the OTR bus industry, which would discourage these fly-by-night operations with one or two drivers from ever entering the industry, and help drivers have a stronger, more unified voice.

Extending these protections to intercity bus drivers is the safe thing to do for drivers and passengers alike. We don’t want another Bronx or Virginia accident on our highways.

Larry Hanley is president of the Amalgamated Transit Union.

 
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