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The U.S. government wants to monitor bus operator fatigue, ban driver cell-phone use and require the installation of seat belts on buses to improve highway safety.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who helped ban federal employees from texting while driving, proposed the commercial bus safety steps in a plan posted today on the Transportation Department?s Web site.

Motor coaches carry about 750 million travelers annually, with about Read the rest of this entry »


Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to require safety belts on commercial motor coaches, the agency told Congress Monday.

The issue has gotten significant attention in the wake of a number of highly publicized, deadly commercial bus crashes; seat belts on motor coaches have been long urged by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The NTSB makes recommendations on safety, but doesn’t Read the rest of this entry »