A new federal report reveals that the curbside bus industry experiences fatal accidents seven times more than other types of interstate bus operators. To define curbside buses, these are the buses that pick up passengers from street corners, parking lots and in front of retail stores than a bus stop or terminal. The companies that offer these pick up locations, have been in business for 10 years or less and 44 percent have 10 or fewer buses. Companies that are new to the transportation industry were likely to have higher accident rates and roadside inspection violations. The fatal accident rate was 1.4 per 100 curbside operators between 2005 and March 2011.
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