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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

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.