Lawmakers look into Virginia auto accident involving bus

by los | June 8th, 2011

June 9, 2011

Sky Express was deemed as a “clearly unsafe carrier” by the Virginia Department of Transportation after a recent Virginia auto accident involving the carrier.

A Virginia auto accident involving Sky Express killed four people, and lawmakers are wanting to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

According to frederickburg.com, senators are urging stricter oversight of motorcoach carriers and enforcement of rules.

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Administration sited Sky Express several times in the past, including incidents for driver fatigue, the reason behind the recent Virginia auto accident.

37 percent of accidents, which may include Virginia auto accidents, investigated by the national Transportation Safety Board find that driver fatigue is the cause.

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Do you think bus drivers should be held to the same standards as semi-truck drivers? Do you think federal regulation of buses could reduce the number of Virginia auto accidents?

If you or someone you know has been involved in a Virginia auto accident, the Virginia auto accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help.