Our North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers have been talking about the dangers that accompany the spring and summer travel season.
And guess what? They're here! We've recently been discussing the dangers associated with spring break travel as well as the dangers associated with traveling via 15-passenger van. Now, we would like to discuss travel with busing companies.
Luckily, there's a new app that is here to help you to make the safest decision possible. Safety should be a top priority when choosing a busing company to use. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released the SaferBus app for iPhones and iPads. Don't have an iPhone or iPad? Don't worry! You can also access the app through the FMCSA's "Look Before You Book" webpage. This information will help you to make the safety travel plans possible.
The new SaferBus app is allowing vacationers and travelers to get all of the inside information regarding busing companies and safety ratings. The app provides the last 2 years of safety information for roughly 6,000 busing companies across the U.S. This way, travelers will be able to look through a free review before booking a trip with virtually any busing company nationwide.
Our Greensboro personal injury attorneys understand that buses are a convenient and cost-friendly way to get to and from your vacation destination. Above all else, safety should be the top concern of all travelers. With the new SaferBus device, safety info is at your fingertips. With the touch of a button, you can review the safety ratings and information for thousands of busing companies.
"This new app gives Americans the information they need to make smart safety decisions when they book their next bus trip," said U.S. DOT Secretary, Ray LaHood.
If you're an iPhone or an iPad user, you can get the app by visiting the Apple iTunes App Store. And it's free!
This app and this website offers an inside look into roughly 6,000 interstate commercial passenger carriers that operate throughout the U.S. Privately operated motorcoach, tour buses and school buses are also included in this system.
Experts predict that this kind of information is going to be useful to a lot of travelers nationwide, considering that there were more than 700 million motorcoach passenger trips taken in the country in 2009. It's obvious that buses are a prime mode of travel. Clearly buses are a popular way to get around, especially on vacations.
Anne S. Ferro with the FMCSA says that all travelers should be concerned with a busing company's safety rating. If there's one thing to base your judgment on, it should be this -- safety. She says that with this program, riders and busing companies are back to looking at safety above all else.
Contact the North Carolina accident attorneys at Lee Law Offices, P.A. if you or someone in your family has been injured in a busing accident. We offer free consultations to injured travelers in North and South Carolina. Call 1-800-887-1965 to speak to an injury lawyer today.