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.
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.
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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.