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Were You In A Bus Accident In Monroe, Georgia? Three Facts That Make Bus Accident Cases Different Than Truck Accident Cases.

Posted by Bartlett Benton | Apr 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Were You In A Bus Accident In Monroe, Georgia? 

If you were in a bus accident in Monroe, Georgia, please see below three facts that make bus accident cases different than truck accident cases.

One-Insurance

Did you know trucking companies are required to have at least $750,000 in liability insurance according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations?  Well bus companies are required to have even more insurance.  A bus with a seating capacity of 16 or more passengers, including the driver, must have at least $5,000,000 in liability insurance per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  A bus with a seating capacity of 15 or less passengers, including the driver, must have at least $1,500,000 in liability insurance pursuant to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Two-Hours Allowed On The Road

While a truck driver is allowed to drive 11 hours before having to take a 10 hour rest break, a bus driver can only drive 10 hours before having to take an 8 hour rest break.  Just like truck drivers, bus drivers must also log their hours per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  

Third-Different Driver's Licenses

While a truck driver is required to have a commercial driver's license (CDL), a bus driver is required to have a CDL AND a passenger endorsement on top of the CDL.  To obtain a passenger endorsement, a bus driver will need to take the passenger knowledge test and then take the road skills test in a bus, which includes vehicle inspection, basic skills and an on-the-road driving test.   

Need Help With Your Bus Accident Claim? Contact Bartlett Benton.

If you have been in a bus accident in Monroe, Georgia and would like a free case evaluation, please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414.  

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