What did the U.S. Department of Transportation do to protect bus travelers in Washington State and around the country last year? Find out here.

What the U.S. DOT Did to Protect Bus Travelers in 2013


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2/18/2014
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Last year, the United States government took action to try to protect bus travelers here in Washington State and around the nation. As part of the government effort to reduce the number of bus accidents and injuries, the Department of Transportation implemented Operation Quick Strike from April to November 2013.

What Happened During Operation Quick Strike

As part of the government’s effort to reduce bus accident injuries during Operation Quick Strike, the Department of Transportation:

  • Immediately shut down 20 motorcoach companies because inspections showed that they presented an imminent threat to public safety.
  • Shut down 32 motorcoach companies that received unsatisfactory inspections and failed to make the necessary changes to protect public safety.
  • Took 340 vehicles off the road for safety or maintenance violations.
     

Some of the reasons why bus companies were prevented from doing business included failure to properly maintain buses, inadequate driver testing for drugs and alcohol, and hours of service violations.

Not All Washington Bus Accidents Are Preventable

Despite the government’s efforts to protect bus travelers, some Washington bus crashes will continue to occur. Accordingly, it is important to know that you have rights if you are hurt. People who have been hurt in bus accidents have the right to contact Seattle bus accident lawyers and to fight for justice.

Do you know someone who was hurt in a Washington State bus accident in 2013 or 2014? If so, then it might not be too late to get a fair recovery. Please share this blog post with the injured party and encourage the person who was hurt to contact us directly for an initial consultation.



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