New tougher guideline proposed for bus operators

Transportation officials want to make the roads safer for tour bus travelers in the wake of a deadly bus crash that killed 15 people on I-95 in March, and now a new set of guidelines is being proposed to help prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.

Tougher penalties would be imposed on rogue tour bus operators and their employers if the new guidelines are put into effect.

Bus companies would have to pass a safety audit before being allowed to operate, and drivers could lose their commercial licenses if they violate any drug or alcohol laws, whether they are operating a personal vehicle or their company bus.Pair of fatal bus crashes examined in NJ, NY

Driver of tour bus to be interviewed by investigators

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