March 25, 2014
A union representative reported in a news conference that the woman said she had recently worked extensive overtime recently and was "extremely tired" at the time of the accident. NTSB says the train was traveling at a normal speed of 25 mph before it crashed.
December 10, 2013
Royal Beuk BV, a Dutch luxury bus company, is outfitting 20 vehicles with a system that is designed to detect if a driver is becoming drowsy. The technology, created by Seeing Machines, uses infrared light and a camera to track eye movements.
September 26, 2013
He told police at the scene of the accident that he had been drinking coffee, began coughing and lost consciousness. The bus veered off the interstate and flipped over in the Sept. 14 crash, injuring at least 35 people.
September 19, 2013
Requires the FMCSA to use the formal rulemaking process if it decides to move forward with any new regulations regarding sleep apnea.
Will be held on Sept. 25 at 10:00 a.m. PST and is free of charge. It will cover the four major factors affecting alertness and how they are addressed by hours-of-service rules. Attendees will learn effective methods for proactively managing driver fatigue and ways to identify high-risk drivers.
July 19, 2013
The interactive Web-based educational and training program was developed to provide commercial truck and bus drivers and carriers with an awareness of the factors contributing to fatigue and its impact on performance and safety.
July 1, 2013
Said that the NTSB is "interested in providing solutions, not just identifying problems," and said it is imperative to "educate the public to make the choice to put safety first."
March 14, 2013
Investigators found that Santana Busline failed to ensure that its drivers comply with hours-of-service requirements, allowed unqualified drivers to operate its vehicles in an unsafe manner, failed to conduct periodic vehicle safety inspections and more.
November 9, 2012
Sky Express coach driver Kin Yiu Cheung received four counts of involuntary manslaughter in a crash last year that killed four and injured dozens. Crash survivors told the judge that Cheung’s erratic driving lasted for an hour before he nodded off at the wheel and lost control of the bus.
November 2, 2012
Absolved all four counts of involuntary manslaughter filed against Sky Express’ Zhao Jian Chen, who was accused of ordering bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung to drive from North Carolina to New York, even though Cheung told him he was too tired. Cheung fell asleep and the bus overturned.
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