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8.8.14

BUSES COLLISION * USA

* New York - Calls mount to rein in tour buses. City Officials, Times Square Group urge better controls after crash

(Video from YouTube, by WorldBreakingNews -Aug 5, 2014: 14 Hurt in New York City theatre district bus crash)
NY,USA -The WSJ, by Yony Bashan -Aug. 7, 2014: -- Some members of the City Council and an organization that represents Times Square business owners issued calls Thursday for better management of the city's sightseeing buses following a collision earlier this week between two double-deckers that left 18 people injured... As prosecutors await the results of toxicology tests on the driver charged in the Tuesday crash, attention has turned toward bottlenecks and public-safety issues some say are created by the tour-bus fleet... City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, chairman of the council's Transportation Committee, said he was disturbed to learn the driver charged in the collision had faced 20 administrative suspensions on his driving record... Mr. Rodriguez said that driver, William Dalambert, 58 years old, may have posed an unacceptable risk behind the wheel... Under a City Council bill Mr. Rodriguez said he intended to introduce, the city wouldn't issue required permits to bus drivers who had three or more safety infractions on their motor-vehicle license within a 10-year period...

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