WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following reports of bus crash that killed a University of Mount Union faculty member and injured four wrestling team students at the same university, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today renewed his call for Congress to pass legislation that would strengthen bus safety and improve driver training to reduce the number of motorcoach crashes and related fatalities.
“The news of last night’s fatal bus accident in Bucyrus seemed all too familiar. Less than four years ago, seven lives were cut short after a motorcoach carrying Bluffton University baseball players crashed in Atlanta,” Brown said. “That’s why I introduced legislation to overhaul motorcoach safety regulations, with the aim of dramatically reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by these accidents. Sadly, this common-sense measure has been blocked in the Senate. I won’t give up this fight until we can pass legislation to help prevent bus-related fatalities and injuries. I plan to reintroduce the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act this Congress, as I have the previous two Congresses. We need to prevent any future bus trips from turning into tragedies.”
Brown’s Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act would require: