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Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

Posted on September 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two years after a charter bus crash killed 10 people, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that requires charter buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The measure also requires bus drivers to provide written or video instructions to all passengers on how to use the vehicle's safety equipment and emergency exits prior to any trip.

The bill was introduced in response to a 2014 accident in which a tractor trailer drifted across the median of Interstate 5 near Orland and struck a charter bus carrying students on a trip to visit a Northern California college. Five students, three chaperons and the two drivers died.

Gov. Brown also signed a separate bus safety bill that requires the California Highway Patrol to develop protocols for working with cities and counties to increase the number of tour bus inspections within their jurisdictions. For the full story, click here.

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