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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:20:40 PM

U.S. regulators ordered the immediate shutdown of a tour bus operator involved in a deadly tour bus crash on a mountain road in San Bernardino County last weekend.
The Sunday evening crash killed at least eight people, including seven tour bus passengers and a pickup driver who was struck by the bus as it careened out of control on Highway 38 near Yucaipa. Dozens of people were injured in the crash, some of them critically.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in a statement Friday that the buses operated by Scapadas Magicas LLC pose an imminent hazard to public safety.
A bus operated by the company was transporting passengers to Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday when it smashed into a sedan, flipped, slammed into a pickup and crashed on a road in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:21:15 PM

Too little too late for those who lost their lives in this latest string of bus crash. Something more than shutting these dangerous bus companies down after the fact ought to be done before more lives are lost!
DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:36:03 PM

Too bad is's a little late!
alterman156
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:22:17 PM

One wonders how safe these tour bus companies are.
BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 6:55:42 PM

THANK GOD FOR THE QUICK ACTION BY THE FEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mike56MI
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:49:29 PM

Good
Pete12
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:21:50 PM

It's about time they start cracking down.
tnfran
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:20:41 PM

And they want to allow more "trucks from Mexico" run our highways without inspections or needing to follow US regulations??? Wake up directors!!!
humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:20:33 PM

aye carumba, and we have how many mexican big rigs
roaming our highways ?
Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:12:28 PM

"Bus" control...
csblesson
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:44:48 PM

Jokers
whatif81
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:37:31 PM

ok
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:32:25 PM

A case of shutting the stable door after the horse has escaped.
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:11:22 PM

and try to cut any funding to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration....
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:10:20 PM

It won't be long before the GOP congress will demand the feds stop interfering with businesses -- like the bus company...
pricewar
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:09:03 PM

I say bus control is the answer
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:53:45 PM

There are a number of these companies on the roads today, and one wonders how safe they are.
evowner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:27:54 PM

The bus company is responsible for the safe transportation of its passengers. This transportation happened on US soil, thus the bus company should be held to the standards of US bus company as to the safety of its passengers.
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