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16.7.15

SAFETY BUSES * USA: Better flammability requirements

* DC - NTSB says commercial buses need they

-- The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that motorcoach interiors be designed with improved flammability requirements as well as improved emergency exits, and that event data recorders be installed on commercial trucks and motorcoaches... The recommendations resulted from the investigation of the truck-motorcoach collision that resulted in 10 fatalities in Orland, California, on April 10, 2014... In the crash, a 2007 Volvo tractor-trailer operated by FedEx Freight crossed a 58-foot-wide median, struck a 2013 Nissan Altima four-door passenger car, and then collided head-on with a 2014 Setra motorcoach... Both the truck and the motorcoach drivers were killed, along with eight motorcoach passengers... 
(Photo: A California Highway Patrol Officer photographs the crash scene where a tour bus and a FedEx truck crashed on Interstate 5 in Orland, California, in April 2014. As a result of the crash the National Transportation Safety Board is recommending motorcoach interiors be designed with improved flammability requirements)  --  Washington, DC, USA - The Trucker News Services - 14 July 2015

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