Jonathan Riskind: Bluffton tragedy reveals need for action on bus safety

Columbus Dispatch

Here's a sign that Congress should take action: an industry and its federal regulators employ a common talking point.

That was the case last week when the National Transportation Safety Board approved a report on the March 2, 2007 crash of a bus carrying 33 Bluffton University baseball players, killing five of them.

The bus had gone full speed off a high-occupancy-vehicle exit ramp on I-75 in Atlanta, plunging 19 feet back down to the interstate. Also killed were the bus driver, who apparently thought he was still on a through lane, and his wife.

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